What happens if I become incapacitated while I am pregnant?

Your medical powers of attorney should address what should happen to you, or your unborn child, if you become permanently incapacitated while pregnant. Many women choose to include an override provision in their Living Will that would allow their designated health care agent to decide whether to keep the incapacitated mother on artificial life support until the child is born, if physicians determine the child will survive and lead a healthy and meaningful life. You should talk with your attorney about what your wishes are, and make sure they are appropriately documented and honored.