8w5d, went in for our appointment and saw the baby, but no heartbeat. Devastating. No one really knows how hard something is until you're in that same position. Which is why I'm here. We ladies have built ourselves up to taking on one of the most important roles in life, parenthood. We dream of the baby room, the clothes, the names, what our little of bundle of joy will look like...only to have it taken away. This was my first pregnancy. I'm hoping this is a one time event and that we will go on to have a baby someday. However, how can I be sure? The unknown is fearful. Also, I'm considering having a d&c to move past this horrific event. Anyone have thoughts on natural versus d&c? Thoughts go out to all the almost mommies.