There is very little risk of any sort of problems with multiple epidurals. Many people with chronic pain or cancer pain may get multiple epidurals and it does not seem to create specific issues. With any labor epidural, the biggest risk is that it does not get adequate relief. If this is the case, it is simply replaced. This occurs 10-20 percent of the time, according to clinical studies. The next biggest risk, 3-10 percent of the time, is that you could have an unintentional dural puncture and get a post-dural puncture headache, which is treated with a
procedure called a blood patch. The nice thing about an epidural for any laboring patient is that in the event that you must have a cesarean section, you may use the epidural catheter to dose.