After a surprising announcement, Kourtney Kardashian spoke out about her surgery and why Travis came to her as soon as she was hospitalized.

On September 1, 2023, Blink-182 announced that they were postponing shows in Europe due to an emergency. “Due to an urgent family matter, Travis has had to return home to the States,” the group wrote in a social media statement. “The Glasgow, Belfast, and Dublin shows are being postponed. More information in regards to his return to Europe and rescheduled dates will be provided as soon as available.” The day before the announcement, Travis also posted photos of prayer rooms and a stained glass window on his Instagram story.

Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker

Shanna Moakler, Travis Barker, Kourtney Kardashian

The timing of the emergency lined up with Kourtney Kardashian’s pregnancy timeline. The Poosh founder surprised the world with a throwback pregnancy announcement. At a Blink-182 concert on June 17, 2023, the Poosh founder held up a sign with the words “Travis I’m Pregnant.” The sign refers to a sign that was depicted in the band’s hit “All the Small Things” music video in 2009. The drummer went down into the crowd to embrace his wife. “Overwhelmed with gratitude and joy for God’s blessing and plan,” the Kardashians star posted on Instagram with a picture of Travis playfully drumming on her pregnant belly.

So what happened with Kourtney Kardashian and why did she have to get urgent fetal surgery? Read more to find out.

What happened to Kourtney Kardashian?

What happened to Kourtney Kardashian? On September 6, 2023, she revealed the real reason for the emergency. She explained her hospitalization in an Instagram post. “I will be forever grateful to my incredible doctors for saving our baby’s life. I am eternally grateful to my husband who rushed to my side from 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 through this.”

She continued, “As someone who has had three really easy pregnancies in the past, I wasn’t prepared 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 the mamas who have had to fight for their babies while pregnant.”

Kourtney concluded the statement, “Praise be to God. Walking out of the hospital with my baby boy in my tummy and safe was the truest blessing. 🙏🏼🤍”

What is Fetal Surgery?

What is Fetal Surgery? According to Mayo Clinic, Fetal Surgery is “a procedure performed on an unborn baby (fetus) in the uterus (in utero) to help improve the long-term outcome of children with specific birth defects.”

There are many reasons why someone would need fetal surgery. The surgery could treat fetuses with Amniotic band syndrome, Bronchopulmonary sequestration of the lung, Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) of the lung, Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS), Fetal anemia, Lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) and more. When treated before birth, there might be better outcomes after birth.

What is Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian’s baby’s sex?

What is Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian’s baby’s sex? Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian’s baby’s sex is a boy! Travis used his drumming skills for an anticipatory gender reveal. “Is our pyro guy ready?” Travis called out to someone out of the camera frame in Kourtney’s Instagram video of the precious moment. “I don’t know what’s happening, whatever you guys had planned…,” Kourtney replied. “Let’s get the party started! We’re all so excited,” Kourtney could be heard screaming in the background Travis played a drum roll as he kissed his wife and a display of blue streamers exploded into the air. The couple embraced while someone yelled in the background “I knew it!”

On The Kardashians, Travis and Kourtney were really open about the pregnancy journey. She revealed to the WSJ Magazine that she was taking a break from IVF. “We started an IVF journey, but I stopped. It was a lot. I took a break to just focus on our wedding and getting married,” she said. Kourtney has three kids with ex-boyfriend Scott Disick, Mason (born 2009), Penelope (born 2012), and Reign (born 2014) Travis, for his part, shares kids Landon and Alabama with his ex-wife Shanna Moakler. The drummer also has a stepchild with the model who welcomed her first daughter, Atiana during a previous marriage.

A source told People that Kourtney “is just beyond excited” for her new baby. “She had happy tears when she told her family. They have all known for a while,” they shared. “Everyone is so happy for her. Kourtney can’t wait to be a mom again. Her older kids are excited about the baby too.”

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For more about the Kardashians, check out Kris Jenner’s 2011 memoir, Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashians, in which the momager tells her never-before-told story about how she led her six children—Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Rob, Kendall and Kylie—to international stardom and built their multi-million dollar empire. You may think you know the Kardashians, but as Kris explains in her book, what’s in the media and in Keeping Up With the Kardashians is only the tip of the iceberg. In Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashians, Kris reveals how she balanced six children (not to mention four stepchildren and numerous grandchildren) while building a business for her family. The book also dives into Kris’ relationship with Nicole Brown Simpson before and after her husband, O.J. Simpson, was accused of her murder. Kris Jenner…And All Things Kardashians is a must-read for any Kardashian fan.

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