Marina Coil Hi, I had the marina put in over a year ago after the birth of my second child and I gained 3.5stone! I was completely distraught. I felt so tired all of the time, like a big lump, thin greasy hair, poor skin quality, very unsexy - this was supposed to help me enjoy my sex life without having to worry about getting pregnant. Thing was I felt so bad I didnt want my poor hubby near me. I had it removed 4 days ago (not at all painful) and I have already lost 5lbs. I am completely convinced that the marina caused the weight gain and my advice would be to have it removed. I've read as many forums as I could get my hands on prior to having it removed and I am now looking forward to losing all this excess fat and getting back to basics in the bedroom. I'll write back in about a month and let you know (honestly) how things are in the bedroom and on the scales - fingers crossed! Dont put up with what I did - I'd prefer to have another baby than feel like I have done for the past year - and thats saying something!