un·​med·​i·​cat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈme-də-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce unmedicated (audio) \

Definition of unmedicated

: not medicated : not treated with or involving the use of medication unmedicated patients unmedicated childbirth

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Recent Examples on the Web One of the things that proponents of unmedicated childbirth like to remind you is that childbirth is a natural process. Susanna Wolff, The New Yorker, 12 July 2021 After giving birth to her first child through Caesarean delivery, Hardman had been preparing herself for an unmedicated birth with her second child for three years. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 23 June 2021 Many people have wonderful experiences with unmedicated home births, and many others have easy-breezy experiences with elective C-sections. Natalie Gontcharova, refinery29.com, 12 June 2021 What followed was a trip to my doctor’s office for a medically necessary, unmedicated dilation and curettage procedure to remove any tissue remaining in my uterus, and a wheelchair carting me back to the car. Jessica Zucker, Condé Nast Traveler, 9 Sep. 2020 There’s the reality of what an unmedicated birth entails: many hours of intense pain, with minimal interventions to speed the process along. Nina Martin, ProPublica, 19 Mar. 2020 Maybe the doctor had forgotten gauze or a plastic glove in there; the possibility seemed as plausible as an unmedicated C-section now did. Rachel Somerstein, Longreads, 9 Oct. 2019 Rawley, a chow mix in Oakland, Calif., can no longer handle it unmedicated. Caitlin Gibson, Washington Post, 1 July 2019 But the very unmedicated Paige Emery of Echo Park had an entirely different goal in mind. Ruth Sowby, Glendale News-Press, 29 Aug. 2017

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1703, in the meaning defined above

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“Unmedicated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unmedicated. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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