I am very sorry to hear that you have had a miscarriage. This can be a difficult experience, and I am glad that you have been in contact with your OB GYN doctor
throughout the process, as she will be the doctor who is best qualified to guide you through your decision making.
A 'chemical miscarriage' refers to a pregnancy that miscarries so early that no fetus can be detected within the uterus by ultrasound
, although blood or urine tests for pregnancy are positive. Therefore, in your case, a 'chemical miscarriage' is not the most accurate term for your miscarriage, since your ultrasounds have clearly shown the presence of a fetus which, unfortunately does not have a heart beat and is not growing. This would more accurately be described as an early miscarriage, although not early enough to be just a chemical miscarriage.
Many times with a miscarriage, the body will eventually expel the dead fetus on its own. However, this does not always occur, and sometimes it is necessary to have a dilation and curettage (D & C) in order to take care of this. Not performing the D & C if natural miscarriage does not occur can be dangerous, as it may predispose to infection or other complications. Again, please talk to your OB GYN doctor, who can give you the information you need.