Quoting Kelsey Johnson:" I don't know what to expect when my son, Jaxon gets here. I don't know if I should get the epidural.. ... [snip!] ... I think that's all my questions as of right now, if someone could answer them, I would appreciate it. Thank you."
You don't have to decide now. When you get there, and you know where you are with the pain, then you decide. Inform yourself on the risks and make the decision when you know what it's like.
If you want one, make sure you are birthing in a facility that will do it. Some women love them. They aren't always possible for everyone.
Scarring varies. Modern methods have reduced scarring but it still isn't something to take lightly. Induction increases the likelihood of a c-section happening, but you won't really know until you get there.
Try it. Keep an open mind and try it. I believe in my heart that everyone should at least TRY it. Most women CAN do it. It isn't always possible. But most of the time, it is.
Some babies require specific formulas but often it is just trial and error. Some people go with whatever the baby was started on at the hospital. Some people go with whatever WIC gives vouchers for. Some go with recommendations from their doctor. You'll have to trial and error and cross that bridge when you come to it.
This is very much a personal choice for each parent to make. For me, it worked better to co-sleep, and I don't mind. He's 3 years old now, and I still don't mind. He sleeps half the night in his bed and half the night in mine. It's been like that most of his life. Follow your heart. Either way, promote a safe sleeping environment for baby---no loose blankets, no pillows, etc.
It may not feel like it now, but you'll figure it out.