I'm new here and touched by all the support that this board gives. I'm looking for some advice. This is my first pregnancy so I'm pretty upset.
I just had my tv u/s and the baby measured 8 weeks, but the tech was unable to see a heart beat. The 8-weeks is pretty consistent with my hcg levels when I last had blood work done at 5 weeks (so the doctor is pretty confident that I'm 8 weeks along). I asked if I should wait another week and come back for a follow-up u/s, but she said no. She gave me the option of waiting to m/c naturally or schedule the D&C early next week.
So, what advice would you give? Is there any hope to wait and find a heart beat later? Is there any chance that a heart beat would be tricky to see at 8 weeks? Should I just let nature take its course? I think emotionally I'll be able to handle it, but I don't want to sit here holding out hope for this pregnancy if that's not realistic. My dr recommended scheduling the D&C, but I told her I'd think about it and call the office back.
Thanks for your help...