Why Pregnant Kourtney Kardashian Isn't Ready to Share Details of Her "Terrifying" Hospitalization

One month after Kourtney Kardashian, who is pregnant with her and Travis Barker's first baby, was hospitalized for "urgent fetal surgery," she addressed the health scare in a new interview.

By Jess Cohen Oct 13, 2023 3:16 PMTags
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While much of Kourtney Kardashian's life has been documented on camera, she's keeping some personal details to herself.

At the moment, for the Kardashians star—who is expecting her first baby with husband Travis Barker—that includes sharing further insight into her recent hospitalization for fetal surgery.

"It was terrifying," Kourtney told Vanity Fair Italia, via translation, in an interview published Oct. 13. And although the 44-year-old noted that "sooner or later" she'll share her story in hopes of helping others, right now she doesn't "feel ready yet because it was really scary."

The Lemme CEO previously thanked her doctors for helping to save her baby's life via the procedure. "Praise be to God," she wrote on Instagram Sept. 6. "Walking out of the hospital with my baby boy in my tummy and safe was the truest blessing."

And as for how the reality star is doing today, Kourtney—who also shares kids Mason Disick, 13, Penelope Disick, 11, and Reign Disick, 8, with ex Scott Disick—told Vanity Fair Italia, "Physically I feel great. I like being pregnant. I'm obsessed with the idea of ​​being pregnant!"

Though her journey this time around has been different than her previous pregnancy experiences. "Unlike the other three, I was followed by a different group of doctors who, in the first months, gave me many restrictions," Kourtney, who has been open about her and Travis' road to baby over the years, explained. "No workouts, no Pilates, no caffeine, no plane trips. Even no sex!"

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"Well, I think all this caution made me a little afraid because in the past I had never had to be careful," she continued. "It took me a while to let go of the fear, I would say that right after the surgery I got to the point where I let go, I stopped worrying. Now I talk to the baby every day, have a positive mindset, keep my head straight and say a lot of prayers. And I feel really lucky and grateful. Well, I have a lot of gratitude, yes. Not that I didn't have it before, but perhaps since it came easily to me, I took the pregnancy for granted."

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And her kids are "very" happy about getting a new sibling. "It's been a while since they asked me for a little brother," the Poosh founder noted. "Now when they go to school in the morning, they touch my belly, kiss it, say hello."

In addition to Kourtney's three kids, baby Barker will join Travis' older children Landon, 20, and Alabama, 17, and Atiana De La Hoya, 24, in the family.

To see the Kardashian-Barker bunch's blended family photos, keep scrolling...


Like Father, Like Son

Rocky Thirteen makes a cameo in his dad's photos from the Australia/New Zealand leg of Blink-182's world tour in March 2024.

Mom & Me Mirror Selfie

Penelope Disick appears with her mother on their family trip to Australia, during Blink-182's tour in February 2024.

Australian Summer

Reign Disick and Penelope Disick enjoy some fun in the sun during their family trip to Australia during Blink-182's tour in February 2024.

Kravis Down Under

Kourtney and Travis enjoy some touristy activities in Australia during Blink-182's tour in February 2024.

Boys Club

In honor of Landon's 20th birthday in October 2023, Kourtney shares a throwback photo from 2017 of the then-teenager hanging out with Mason.

Celebrating Dad

Travis is joined by Kourtney and Landon at GQ's Men of the Year party in November 2022.

A Fashionable Family

Kourtney and Travis take Alabama to Tommy Factory's New York Fashion Week show in September 2022.

Girl Gang

Alabama snaps a silly selfie with  half-sister Atiana annd Kourt and her daughter Penelope Disick during the Kardashians star's May 2022 wedding with Travis.

Here Comes the Bride

Kourtney takes a break from her wedding festivities in to pose for a selfie with Alabama.

Meet the Kardashian-Barkers

Travis Barker take daughter Alabama Barker, son Landon Barker and stepdaughter Atiana De La Hoya to the premiere of The Kardashians in April 2022. Meanwhile, Kourtney Kardashian is joined by her youngest son Reign Disick.

Front Row

Kourtney's oldest son, Mason Disick, tags along with Alabama and Atiana to Travis and Kourtney's front row outing at the AMIRI fashion show in February 2022.

Alabama and Penelope

Kourtney shares a close up of this sweet throwback of Alabama and Penelope for Alabama's 17th birthday.

Birthday Bunch

Kourtney, Travis, Alabama, Atiana, Landon and Reign pose at Disneyland in April 2022 for Kourtney's 43rd birthday celebration. 

Magic Kingdom

Kourtney, Travis, Alabama, Atiana, Landon and Reign spend the day at the Happiest Place on Earth in April 2022 in honor of Kourtney's 43rd birthday.

The Three Mouseketeers

Landon, Atiana and Kourtney strike a pose.

A Portrait by Penelope

Penelope the artist! Travis shared her drawing of him in March 2022.

Family Portraits

On Christmas Eve 2021, the Kardashian-Jenners join the Barkers for a night of celebrations.

Fun and Games

Travis and Penelope enjoy a game of checkers, while Kourtney and matriarch MJ watch the pair.

The Sweetest Age of All

For Alabama's 16th birthday in December 2021, Kourtney and Travis surprise her with balloons that spelled out BAMA 16. Her dad writes in the caption, "I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!"

TikTok Fun

Travis appears with Kourtney and Penelope in a TikTok video posted on the mom and daughter's joint account.

Welcome to the Fam

"So happy for you guys," Travis's daughter Alabama writes on a photo of the Blink-182 drummer and Kourtney as they celebrate their engagement. "I love u both!"

Amusement Park Fun

Landon joins his dad and Kourtney for some Halloween 2021 fun at Knott's Scary Farm in Southern California.

All the Halloween Activities

Seeking out more spooky scenes, Kourtney recruits her son Mason for a trip to Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights with Travis and his daughter Alabama in 2022.

Frankenstein Friends

Travis' stepdaughter and Alabama and Landon's half-sister Atiana De La Hoya pose as the Bride of Frankenstein to Reign's Frankenstein.

Costume Cutie

Kourtney's daughter Penelope rocks a devil costume for yet another family Halloween outing. This time, the crew heads to immersive L.A. jack-o-lantern experience, Nights of the Jack.

A Memorable Moment

During their Nights of the Jack adventure, Alabama captures Travis and Penelope sharing a sweet moment as he walks around carrying her on his shoulders.

The Ultimate Throwback

Even before they were dating, Travis and Kourtney were friends for years. Just look at this throwback photo of Mason, Landon, Alabama and Penelope from 2017 that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared in honor of Landon's 18th birthday in October 2021! 

Rockstar Training

Talk about a sweet birthday present! Travis gifted Kourtney's daughter Penelope a state-of-the-art drum set when she turned nine back in July 2021.

Family Photo

What better place to spend the Fourth of July 2021 than Disneyland? The happy couple celebrated the holiday there with Landon, Alabama and Reign.


Atiana opts to twin with Kourtney in matching snow gear during their first family trip together in Deer Valley, Utah back in April 2021.

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