Can A Pregnant Woman State What Type Of Care She Wants For Her Unborn Child On A Health Care Directive?

A pregnant woman can state in her health care directive what type of care she does and does not want for herself as well as her unborn child. However, if a pregnant woman does not indicate her wishes on her directive, the law will assume the woman wants all care possible to preserve the life of her unborn child.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

Additional Estate Planning Articles

Search LawInfo's Estate Planning Resources

Lead Counsel Rated Law Firm

Click Here to Learn More