tsm37 - The grade "B" could stand for blastocyst, or potentially be the grade of the embryo. my clinic uses a grading system of a, b, c, etc. Mine were B+ which they said was very good as having a perfect 'A' is rare i'm told. as for the "5 days, 6 days" that probably means the age of the embryo. So when the sperm and egg meet and fertilize, and then they've been healthily dividing in the lab for 5 days (now a blastocyst). This is good and means they are strong! mine were all frozen at day 5, 1 at day 6. For example, the one they transferred for me was a grade B, Day 5 HB( hatching blastocyst).
My clinic recommended "taking it easy" after transfer. I pressed for specifics of what this meant and they said it meant take the day off work if your job is active, no exercise, have a stay at home movie day if possible and then by next day go back to all regular activity. I was skeptical about this and looked into it, no research i could find supports the theory that laying down after transfer increases odds (contrary to popular belief) and i'm a really active person so i didn't really bother. I did take the day off work, but spent it with my husband and took our dogs to the park, made supper together and had an early night. The next morning i was back at my active job at a sports centre and it seemed to work out alright for me. However, your partner should definitely use her own judgement on this and listen to her body and doctor. If she feels better laying down afterwards for a day or two i can't see it doing any harm! It seems like you have a lot of questions, i think you should really have a sit down with your doctor to help clear things up for you and provide more information so that you feel more comfortable/confident in things. Hope this helps you and best of luck!!
Rabbitblue: great news - good luck on the transfer and with school, so happy for you that its going ahead I got back my blood results from 5 weeks pregnant and the hcg levels have raised from 350 to 1300 within a few days so things are looking good! I am so relieved as we've been trying for over 3 years. It's very hard to accept that it is "real" this time finally. My fingers are crossed for you to have success too!!
BCmom: I've had a D&C as well and found it to be very traumatic, it took me a long time to get over. So sorry you had to go through this - you are so strong! Hopefully the rest of your embies are healthy and that you and your doctor can come up with a plan to help reach success.
ktown: Hey, so sorry that it was a BFN for you, i know the disappointment well. Remember that you did absolutely everything you could and that sometimes life is just a crapshoot. Will you be trying again? Sending lots of love you way girl x