Three years into her captivity [at age 14], Dugard went into labor with the first of her daughters fathered by her abductor, Phillip Garrido. She was locked in a room in Garrido’s backyard compound when she began having pains.

“I didn’t know I was in labor,” Dugard told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer…. “I was still… locked [in] at that time. Just scared.”

Dugard told Sawyer that she knew nothing about sex before being kidnapped at 11 years old by Phillip and Nancy Garrido in 1991. She writes in her memoir, A Stolen Life, that the Garridos told her she was pregnant when she was 13 on a Sunday in 1994. She knew she was putting on weight, but didn’t know why.

She began watching videos about giving birth and worried because she knew there would be no doctor, just her kidnappers to help her. She writes in her book that giving birth was the most painful experience of her life.

“And then I saw her. She was beautiful. I felt like I wasn’t alone anymore. [I] had somebody else who was mine. I wasn’t alone,” Dugard said.

She gave birth again in 1997 to another little girl. She educated her children, creating a school in the compound to teach them as much as she could with only a 5th grade education.

~ ABC News, July 7

[HT: Kelli]

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