People are dynamic. They do change and "improve". They can also be influenced. By mass media, by market and by you
. At the turn of a dime, a woman who has never even heard of a midwife can decide [informed by intuition] that she should be giving birth with a different practitioner than a sensational OB.
I believed that midwives were obliterated until about 1996. I was ecstatic to learn otherwise. And I have no children.
Plant a seed with objectivity... you just never know. Someone may need a holistic nurse after having a pregnancy managed medical model and remember your words --that there is
such a person. They may tell their sister, wife, daughter. Studies show that people may demonstrate openness about midwives discreetly even if they don't know much about them. And information
about midwives makes a significant impact on their likelihood to choose one.
No need to internalize their reactions because midwives are universal, historical and vital. In otherwords, they are global, around for thousands of years and will always be needed!