Hi! I am new to this sight. I had a loss in 1997, my son Christopher was born at 24 weeks due to me having an incompetent cerivix. Well, 10 years later and 6 cerclages, loads of bedrest and brethine, we are blessed with 6 kids (3 girls and 3 boys ages ranging from 9-1 year old my youngest turned 1 yesterday). Jan 8th of this year, I found out I was pregnant again, unexpectedly! I was upset and didnt know where we would get the money the room in the car, etc etc with 7 kids. Then I felt excited, so happy, I got to have another baby in the house (closing the child bearing chapter is a hard thing for me to swallow yet). Well, I had my first ob apt, went great, my hcg level was good at 2900, my scan showed an early pregnancy with just a gestational sac. Well, repeat beta wasnt so good 3600, and the third still not so good only 4600 in 4 days. The second scan (at 6 weeks) showed a growing gestational sac and a yolk sac, still no fetal pole. The doc has informed me she cant technically call it a failed pregnancy yet cuz the numbers are still going up, but they are not going up appropriately and I should be prepared for a mc. Now the quest, If I am to mc (I have not had any symptoms of it happening yet) will I likely be ok to mc on my own at home? Or is it more common to have extensive bleeding and to need to go to the hospital for a d&C? My dh is going to Florida all next week, I will be home alone with my kids. My doc has no clue when or if I will mc. I have to go back on Feb 4th for a repeat scan if I havent mc before then. I just dont know what to expect, I hate waiting for "doomsday" its torture!