There is a certain primal fear only a few women share.

Kourtney Kardashian-Barker, 44, and Travis Barker, 47, are no strangers to the spotlight or the stress that comes with it.

The oldest Kardashian sister and the Blink-182 drummer may be accustomed to the high-pressure environments of fame, but it’s clear the inseparable couple believes together that they can overcome anything.

Recently, their faith was put to the test, when Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian-Barker’s unborn son faced terrifying complications in his third trimester.

Kourt spared no gratitude when she took to Instagram to thank the “incredible doctors for saving our baby’s life”.

“I have a whole new understanding and respect for the mamas who have had to fight for their babies while pregnant”.

– Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Had An Urgent Fetal Surgery –They Feared For Their Unborn Baby’s Life

When Blink-182 suddenly postponed their European tour dates (last week) due to an “urgent family matter,” fans were instantly worried the emergency was related to the 7-month pregnant Kourtney’s health. News of Travis Barker rushing home had fans convinced.

Heartbreakingly, the rumours weren’t wrong this time. Though we wish they were.

In a heartfelt Instagram post, Kardashian let fans know what was going on behind the scenes that made her husband leap to her bedside…

And it was terrifying.

While Kourt spared the painful and private details behind suddenly “rushing into fetal surgery,” she made it clear that this was no PR stunt.

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.”

– Kourtney Kardashian

The oldest Kardashian took the opportunity to share with her 244 million followers the crippling fear she felt during health complications. Kourtney spoke about her privilege as a woman who’s had “three easy pregnancies” prior.

Kardashian sympathized that nothing can prepare a woman for the kind of fear that takes over and took a moment to express her “respect for the mamas who have had to fight for their babies while pregnant”.

Say what you want about the Kardashian’s, but Kourt’s post was a beautiful tribute to all the mamas out there who fight, especially when they don’t have the same resources.

Kourtney didn’t just recognize her privilege! She honoured the women who have fought before her and brought awareness of how terrifying it is to fight these battles alone. To her skeptics, I say ‘checkmate.’

The expectant mother ended her caption with “Praise be to God”.

Kourt and Travis are very outspoken about their faith and spirituality, with Travis taking to Twitter so share similar sentiments and gratitude.

It’s looking like Kourtney is going to pull through this.

Why Starting a Family Together Is A Dream Come True for Travis and Kourtney Kardashian-Barker

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes a baby, in a baby carriage (in under 12 months)!

When Travis and Kourt got together, their connection was instant and the pair wasted no time flaunting their love to the world.

The tattooed rockstar and the brunette bombshell may seem like an unlikely pair but they’ve learned to drown out their mixed reviews.

Some fans love it, some critics hate it, but either way the Kardashian-Barker’s don’t pay too much attention to it. They have each other and that’s what matters most.

It’s been a whirlwind love affair since they kicked off couple-rumours in the New Year together in 2021. Just over a year later, the two A-Listers were engaged (Barker opted for the old ‘rose petals on the beach’ proposal) and exchanging “I do’s”.

Barker shares son Landon, 19, and daughter Alabama, 17, with ex-wife Shanna Moakler, 48.

It’s no secret the Kardashian clan are no strangers when it comes to blended families. It really is “The more the merrier” when it comes to Kris Jenner’s household.

Kris had Kourtney, Khloe, Kim, and Rob with the late-Robert Kardashian. Kris shared daughter Kylie and Kendall Jenner with ex-husband Bruce Jenner, and also welcomed Jenner’s four step-children from his previous marriages into the family. The list goes on and on.

The Kardashian family tree is extensive. Kim has 4 children, Khloe has 2 children, Kylie has 2 children. Naturally, Kourtney is no exception. In fact, she was the first of the Kardashian sisters to kickoff.

Yet, despite sharing 3 children, Mason, 13, Penelope, 11, and Reign, 8, with longtime on-again/off-again ex Scott Disick, 40,…the couple never tied the knot.

Though there’s still a lot of love with her ex of over a decade, Kourtney finally closed that painful chapter of her love story when she met Travis Barker.

In an intimate, yet completely over-the-top-glamourous Dolce and Gabbana-sponsored wedding in Italy (It’s still the Kardashians… a zebra can’t change it stripes!) Kourtney Kardashian walked down the aisle for the first and last (fingers crossed) time.

Kourtney Kardashian Proves Its Never Too Late To Start A New Chapter

Kourtney has always been known to be the most low-key sister out of the Kardashians.

The 44-year-old mama of 4 (almost) often opts out of business opportunities in favour of being with her babies!

But don’t count Kourt out just yet! Ever since getting together with Barker it seems like she has her sparkle back.

Isn’t it crazy how love can do that to us?

It seems like with Barker, Kourt has been getting the best of both worlds! Getting her groove back and taking some of that Kardashian-spotlight back for herself (even though it seems her sisters can’t stand it sometimes).

Kourt’s been enjoying the freedom of being a woman in her mid-40’s (bless her) with a totally new lease on life, and we can’t blame her!

A toxic relationship can take the best of us down, and its no secret life with ex-Scott Disick wasn’t exactly…well rose petal proposals on the beach.

Out of all her sisters, what’s clear to Kourtney? Family is #1.

Which is why it totally makes sense she took the biggest step of all with Barker!

In June 2023, the newly-weds went viral once again, when she revealed she was pregnant in the cutest way possible!

Ever since their big announcement, Kourt’s been showing off her baby bump just like Kim shows off her SKIMS.

It may seem like sometimes, the love we want in our lives is so out of reach, but Kourtney is a great reminder that mindset can change our whole life.

We accept the love we think we deserve.

For over a decade, Kourt accepted non-committal crumbs from a relationship with Disick –toxic or not – wasn’t the kind of world-series love Kourtney envisioned for herself.

If you don’t believe me, flip to literally any episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians season 1-19!

It’s easy to think the beautiful, wealthy, people like the Kardashian’s can have anything in the world, but as we all know love is one thing no one can buy. (Just check out Kim and Khloe’s painful love lives).

When it comes to family? You have to want it, you have to work for it!

While we all come from different walks of life…when it comes to fighting for the ones we love, and the fear that we may lose them? Thats a universal experience.

It’s true when they say, “being a mother is learning about strength you didn’t know you had”.

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