Why cannot a foetus be Baptized in the womb?
I know you cannot pour Holy Water over their head three times, in the name of the Father, and of the Son , and of the Holy Spirit, because that child is still deeply and physically within their mother.
Since the Incarnation, all water has been made Holy. In every raindrop and every cup of tea exists a molecule of water that once resided within the Saviour’s body, or which touched His skin.
I posit that the amniotic fluid that bathes an unborn child is thus Holy. All then to effect a Baptism is the Holy words of the Rite.
Would it not be possible, nay desirable, for a Catholic woman who discovers that she is pregnant to Baptize her unborn child in utero? All Baptized Christians can Baptize in an emergency, and pregnancy is an emergency waiting to happen, in my humbling experience.
I genuinely want to hear people’s answers to my query.