Hello everyone. I found this site today as I was researching my condition, and just need to let it out somewhere. I'm 41 and have no children. I met a great man a year ago and we decided to have a baby recently. I got pregnant pretty quickly, had a positive test on 15th August, felt sick, sore boobs, twinges, all the (apparent) usual stuff. I went for my 11 week scan today. I bounced in saying I wanted pictures, and was told that all they could see was a sac and a possible yolk. They dated it at 5 weeks. They asked if I could be confused about my dates (I can't) and said that as people do get confused, they would have to re-scan me in 10 days time. They said that if it was bad news (they think it is bad news but can't say for sure) they would want me to wait for the pregnancy to end naturally. I know I am not confused about my dates. Having looked at quite alot of stuff for the last 7 hours, I guess I must have a blighted ovum. I feel absolutely bereft. It feels like the last six weeks have been a fiction. I've been feeling pregnant and planning as though I was pregnant. But I'm not really pregnant. God knows I've tried to cling onto the false hope. Now, it seems I will have to carry on feeling this way until I either miscarry naturally or undergo some sort of procedure. Some of the things I have read make me think that waiting to miscarry naturally often leads to all sorts of problems. Long term ones at that. Also, the tablets seem to be a bad choice. Does anyone have any advice as to how to deal with this?