I had a total of 3 epidurals because the first two failed! Yes, I had to sit up and bend over and get stuck 3 times, not to mention all the times they tried to adjust it because it wasn't working anymore. Now I'm terrified of the next delivery and will probably hire a doula even though I would never go in not expecting an epidural. I always expected that I would be a wimp in terms of managing the pain, but I never expected 3 epidural failures. I met every single anesthesiologist and had 6 in my room at once towards the end as the attending placed my third and final epidural.