I am hoping someone can give me some good advice as to how help my wife and what happens next. Like some of the previous letters my wife has had two scans now as we just found out on New Years eve she was pregnant. We were told we could never have children after two IVF failure's and her cycle was very irregular due to her age 40 We setteled down to this. So suddenly she is pregnant the bean is growing but no heartbeat. My wife has all the symptons sore breasts, tiredness going to the toilet during the night. The Doctor has told us to come back next week for another echo but he thinks we should prepare for the worst. We think my wife is about 6-7 weeks along. If he finds no hearbeat again what happens next to my wife. What can I do to help her as I feel a bit useless just now. Can an embryo grow with no heartbeat? I am Scottish but live in Holland with my Dutch wife but I can not always make out what the doctor is saying so I would appreciate any advice.