Did you, or someone you know, have an early miscarriage? If so, share your story so other tPFers going thru this might be able to relate... that includes me, too! And feel free to post information/facts that may be helpful to those of going thru this ordeal. Here's my story: 10/28 – Was late for my period so I did a home test and found out I was pregnant! It was utterly unexpected and definitely unplanned because my DH and I were already perfectly contented and incredibly blessed with our 6 yr. old DS and 3 yr. old DD. Plus, I’m 38 and he’s 52 so we were ready to enjoy traveling and I was going to get my Master’s possibly PsyD or PhD in Psychology. But life can be unpredictable… so with further verification via urine analysis at Planned Parenthood, we eventually grew more and more accepting and even excited at the prospect of adding another member to our family. Deep down, I was very concerned about the effect an anti-depressant (Cymbalta) and ADD med (Strattera) may have had on my developing fetus. Altho I did stop taking the meds cold turkey as soon as I found out on 10/28, those drugs were already in my system when I conceived either on 10/14 or 11/14. And right now, those drugs are considered not safe to take during pregnancy or while nursing. So as much as I wanted to be competely happy about the pregnancy… I was really quite worried. 12/12 - My first OB exam for this pregnancy. Needed to find out exactly how far along I was… not sure if first day of my last menstrual period was 10/1 (12 weeks pregnant) or possibly 10/29 (7 weeks). Important to know because at my age, certain tests for genetic counseling can only take place between 11-13 weeks. My doctor checked my fundus (top of uterus) and cervix to try to determine how far along I was, but could not determine it. Then she took out the Doppler for a heartbeat check. Unfortunately, we did not hear a baby’s heartbeat (which was probably good, for my sake). I was then sent over to the nearby hospital for an ultrasound, and possibly even an internal ultrasound to determine how far along I was. After dealing with a very rude and sarcastic female ultrasound tech (more on her behavior later), she left the room and then about 15 minutes later the phone rang in the room I was in, tech returned to hand the phone to me. It was a doctor from my obstetrical practice. He told me that I had miscarried. My DH could not attend either the OB visit or ultrasound because he had to pick up our other kids. Only the ultrasound tech could console me. She determined that I was 8 weeks and 2 days into my pregnancy. And she gave me a little picture. When I got home, I sat the kids in front of some video and had a heart to heart with DH. I think he’s much more upset about this than I am. But after talking and reading him some facts and myths about the cause of miscarriage... he's feeling a little better now. 12/13 - Just came back from my pre-surgical appointment with my obstetrician. I'm electing to have a D & E (dilation and evacuation) tomorrow morning.