Kourtney Kardashian says she had 'urgent fetal surgery' that saved her baby's life

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Kourtney Kardashian Barker says she and her baby are safe following urgent fetal surgery.

The reality television personality expressed her gratitude on Instagram Sept. 6 to her husband, Travis Barker, and the medical team for their help in saving her baby’s life.

Her post comes five days after the drummer's band, Blink-182, announced that they would postpone a portion of their European tour so that he could attend to an “urgent family matter.”

Kardashian Barker’s post featured a black-and-white picture of her and her husband holding hands as she received intravenous treatment. It also detailed the fear she experienced while trying to “fight” for her baby's survival.

“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,” she captioned the post before addressing her mother, Kris Jenner. “And to my mom, thank you for holding my hand through this.

“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,” her post continued. “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.”

Kardashian Barker ended the caption by writing, “Praise be to God. Walking out of the hospital with my baby boy in my tummy and safe was the truest blessing.”

In the comments section of the post, Barker wrote “God is great” with praying hands emoji. He also shared his wife's post to his Instagram stories.

On X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, Barker posted, "God is great. I flew home for a life-threatening emergency surgery for our baby that I’m so grateful went well. I want to say thank you for all the support. Tour resumes Friday."

Kardashian Barker announced that she and her husband were pregnant with their first child together on June 16.

She made her pregnancy known to the public while attending Barker's concert by holding up a sign that read, “Travis I’m pregnant.” The gesture appeared to be a nod to a moment in Blink-182’s 1999 music video for “All The Small Things.”

Kardashian Barker, who has been married to Barker since 2022, shares three children with her former partner Scott Disick. Their children are Mason, 13, Penelope, 11, and Reign, 8.

Barker is a father figure to Atiana De La Hoya, 24, with his ex-wife Shanna Moakler, who gave birth to her in 1999 while she was with Oscar De La Hoya. Barker and Moakler also share Landon, 19, and Alabama, 17.

This article was originally published on TODAY.com