Kourtney Kardashian has praised doctors for ‘saving her baby’s life’ as she breaks the silence after being rushed to hospital in the last trimester of her pregnancy, prompting husband Travis Barker to abruptly flee his band’s European tour.
The 44-year-old reality star – who feels ‘better’ – took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a black and white photo of her and her 47-year-old musician husband holding hands on a bed of hospital.
She captioned the image to her 224 million followers: “I will be forever grateful to my amazing doctors for saving our baby’s life.
“I’m forever grateful to my husband who rushed to my side after the tour to be with me in the hospital and take care of me afterwards, my rock. And to my mom, thank you for holding my hand during all of this.
Kourtney then revealed that despite previously having pregnancy complications, she was still not ready for what happened.
‘Praise be to God’: Kourtney Kardashian has praised doctors for ‘saving her baby’s life’ as she breaks silence after being rushed to hospital in the last trimester of her pregnancy, this which prompted her husband Travis Barker to abruptly flee his band’s European tour.
‘I’m forever grateful to my husband’: The 44-year-old reality star took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a black-and-white photo of her and her 47-year-old musician husband holding hands on a hospital bed.
The mother-of-three continued: “Having had three very easy pregnancies in the past, I was unprepared for the fear of rushing into urgent fetal surgery.
“I don’t think anyone who hasn’t been through a similar situation can begin to understand that feeling of fear. I have a whole new understanding and respect for moms who had to fight for their babies during pregnancy. .
‘God be praised. Coming out of the hospital with my little boy in my womb and safe was the greatest blessing.
On Friday, Travis’ band Blink-182 announced the postponement of some European tour dates due to an “urgent family matter” that left him running home.
Travis commented on the post: “God is great. I went home for life-threatening emergency surgery for our baby and I’m so thankful it went well. I want to thank you for all your support. The tour resumes on Friday.
This follows news that Kourtney was ‘better’ and has now returned home after a short hospital visit.
An insider said People the reality star is ‘back home now with her kids’ after she was pictured leaving a Los Angeles-area hospital with her husband Travis
“She feels better. She’s also happy to have Travis back home,” the source added.
The next day, Kourtney, who went public with her pregnancy in June, was seen exiting the hospital with Travis and climbing into an SUV.
‘Feeling better’: It was recently reported that Kourtney was ‘better’ and is now home after a brief hospital visit; pictured leaving the Los Angeles area hospital with her husband on Saturday
What is fetal surgery?
Fetal surgery is a procedure performed on an unborn baby (fetus) in the womb (in utero) to help improve long-term outcomes for children with specific birth defects. Since these abnormalities often worsen as the fetus develops, fetal surgery performed by a team of experts focuses on treating and improving conditions before birth.
Comprehensive health centers with expertise and experience in fetal surgery can treat many birth defects in utero, including:
- Bronchopulmonary sequestration of the lung
- Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) of the lung
- Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
- Congenital upper airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS)
- Lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO)
- Sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT)
- Spina bifida (myelomeningocele)
- Anemia-Polycythemia Twin Sequence (TAPS)
- Twin Reverse Arterial Perfusion (TRAP) Sequence
- Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)
Why is this done?
Before a baby is born, early intervention with fetal surgery can treat life-threatening birth defects and improve outcomes in some cases. For example, if a baby was diagnosed with spina bifida before birth, surgeons may perform open fetal surgery or a less invasive procedure using a fetoscope.
(SOURCE: Mayo Clinic)
Neither Travis nor Kourtney revealed why they were in the hospital, but from the appearance of her bump when she left, she didn’t appear to have given birth.
Kourtney was seen walking unaided as she and her husband surfaced on Friday, piling into a shiny black Range Rover and driving off.
The reality star, who hasn’t publicly disclosed her due date, was decked out in a silver maternity top and matching pants.
On Friday, Blink-182 announced via Insta Stories that they would have to delay their upcoming gigs due to Travis’ family emergency.
“Due to an urgent family matter, Travis had to return home to the United States,” the band revealed on social media. “The Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin shows are postponed. More information regarding his return to Europe and rescheduled dates will be provided as they become available.
Blink-182’s European tour was due to start on Friday night in Glasgow, where Travis was when the announcement was made.
Travis then launched his own social media and cryptically posted photos from the prayer room at Glasgow Airport.
Last week, he and his pregnant wife were spotted soaking up the sun together on a romantic stroll on the beach.
Oh baby! Kourtney and her husband Travis Barker are expecting their first child together; they are pictured in September 2022
Hit very well! She flaunted her belly on social media
As Travis returned home to Kourtney, his ex-wife Shanna Moakler confirmed that the children she herself shares with him are “healthy and healthy.”
Shanna and Travis fostered Landon, 19, and Alabama, 17, together and Travis also played a crucial role in raising Shanna’s daughter, Atiana De La Hoya, 24, whom she had with the former professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya.
Meanwhile, Kourtney shares three children – Mason, 13, Penelope, 11, and Reign, eight – with ex-fiancé Scott Disick, whom she dated on and off for nearly a decade.
Kourtney ecstatically revealed to the world in June that she was expecting a baby from Travis, who she married last year.
She dropped the bomb at a Blink-182 concert, standing in the audience and holding up a sign that read, “TRAVIS I’M PREGNANT” – a mischievous nod to a similar scene in the music video for the song. All The Small Things group. .
Her jaw-dropping news came a year after Kourtney put the brakes on her IVF journey, which had subjected her to a series of health issues including depression.
Oh baby! Kourtney ecstatically revealed to the world in June that she was expecting a baby from Travis, who she married last year.
In a 2022 episode of her reality show The Kardashians, Kourtney spoke candidly about the “terrible” experience she had with IVF.
She claimed in a confessional that “the drugs they gave me put me in menopause, literally in menopause.”
Kourtney theorized, “I think because I’m so clean and so careful with what I put in my body, it’s like I’m having the complete opposite reaction and working like a contraceptive instead of helping us. .”
She explained, “I have everything in the world to be happy. I just feel a little bad and not like me. Super brooding and hormonal, like I’m crazy half the time.
In December of the same year, a few months after her wedding, she told the Wall Street Journal that she had stopped her IVF treatments 10 months earlier.
Growing family: Kourtney also shares three children – Mason, 13, Penelope, 11 and Reign, eight – with ex-fiancé Scott Disick
Kourtney, who married Travis in May, said she “took a break to just focus on our marriage and getting married.”
In a subsequently aired episode of The Kardashians, she said, “We would love a baby more than anything, but I truly believe in what God has in store for us.”
She also revealed that she had “seven frozen eggs dating back to years before Travis” – a step she took as she neared the age of 40.
“When I was 38 or 39 everyone was pushing me to do this and most of mine didn’t survive the thaw because the eggs are a single cell and none of them gave birth to an embryo,” Kardashian’s older sister said.
“Everything that came with IVF took a toll on me physically. My health is still impacted because it’s the hormones. And mentally, it took its toll too,” she said.
“So I think being happy is most important and being a good parent to my kids. We just accept that whatever is meant to be will be the case.