Is my miscarried baby in Heaven?

I had a miscarriage after 11 weeks of being pregnant. My husband & I had not attended the Baptism class required in our parish to have the baby baptized but planned on attending the next class. (there is one class every 4 months or so). Was the baby baptized with the intent of baptism?


I am sorry to hear about the death of your child. These links should be helpful in understanding the Church’s teachings on the salvation of unbaptized children and baptism by the desire of others. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

Recommended Reading:
Do non-viable embryos have souls?
Souls of aborted babies and of miscarriages
Early Pregnancy Loss and Salvation
Where do miscarried babies go?

Can a baby be baptized by the strong faith of others?
Can other peoples’ desire that someone be baptized be considered Baptism by Desire?

Recommended Resources:
Baptismal Grace
Do Aborted Babies Go To Heaven?

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