can I ask a priest to bless my unborn child - touching the bump etc ? Or would that be odd? I would be comfortable with it I just hope Father would
I don’t think it would be odd, it’s a human life
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it per se. I think it might just be a matter of if the priest is comfortable with it.
I’m guessing it might be more common to use the aspergillum and make the sign of the cross over you.
Have a look at this: Blessing of a Child in the Womb
There’s also this:
CHAPTER III: BLESSINGS OF PERSONS
My pregnancy was high risk and I received a blessing from a priest few days before giving birth.