In January 2014, a baby who was born in the water, contracted Legionnaire’s disease and died approximately 3 weeks after her birth. The birth took place at home, using the client’s well water and a birth tub given to her by her midwife. The water was treated with enzymes and sat heated and filled in the family’s home for two weeks.
The case was reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services and was quickly picked up by many news outlets. Overnight, many news sour