In First TV Interview, Jaycee Dugard Talks About Giving Birth at 14 Years Old

Jul 8, 2011  •  Post A Comment

In her first television interview, Jaycee Dugard told Diane Sawyer about giving birth in her kidnapper’s backyard when she was 14 years old, reports the Los Angeles Times’ ShowTracker blog.

"I didn’t know I was in labor," she said in the ABC News interview. "I was still … locked at that time. Just scared." She said she was ignorant about sex when she was kidnapped, and that the Garridos, her kidnappers, told her she was pregnant when she was 13, the story says.

She watched birthing videos to prepare for labor because there wouldn’t be a doctor, the piece notes. "[It was] very painful, then I saw her — she was beautiful," Dugard said, talking about the birth of her daughter Angel. "I felt like I wasn’t alone anymore. I had somebody that was mine. I wasn’t alone and I knew I could never let anything happen to her. I didn’t know how I was going to do that but I did. … You just do what you have to do to survive."

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