Yoreh Deah Siman 267 Seif 61

 

סא הַכּוֹתֵב לְשִׁפְחָתוֹ מְעֻבֶּרֶת: הֲרֵי אַתְּ בַּת חוֹרִין וּוְלָדֵךְ עֶבֶד, דְּבָרָיו קַיָּמִים. אַתְּ שִׁפְחָה וּוְלָדֵךְ בֶּן חוֹרִין, לֹא אָמַר כְּלוּם.

Seif 61

When a master writes a bill of release for his maidservant who is pregnant,

 

stating “You are free, but your child-to-be remains a slave,” his words are binding. If, however, it states: “You remain a maid-servant, but your child- to-be is free,” it is of no consequence.

 

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