Kourtney Kardashian went through ‘5 failed IVF cycles and 3 retrievals’ before getting pregnant with Rocky

Kourtney Kardashian went through ‘5 failed IVF cycles and 3 retrievals’ before getting pregnant with Rocky

Kourtney Kardashian revealed she went through five failed IVF cycles and three egg retrievals before she and Travis Barker conceived their 6-month-old son, Rocky.

She shared the personal news in response to a fan’s question about how she found “the strength to keep going” amid her struggles.

“I stopped after a year of trying (5 failed IVF cycles, 3 retrievals) my body relaxed and I believed in God’s plan for my life,” the Poosh founder wrote on her Instagram Story Monday.

Kourtney Kardashian revealed she went through five failed IVF cycles during an Instagram Q&A on Monday. Instagram/kourtneykardashian “I stopped after a year of trying (5 failed IVF cycles, 3 retrievals) my body relaxed and I believed in God’s plan for my life,” she told a fan. Instagram/kourtneykardashian “Lots of prayers for whatever was meant to be for us,” she added. kourtneykardash/Instagram The reality star also said she optimized her health before conceiving. Instagram/kourtneykardashian

“Lots of prayers for whatever was meant to be for us,” she continued. “Also lots of optimizing my health. ????????❤️.”

Encouraging the fan — who said they had gone through six rounds of IVF — Kardashian, 45, added, “I know how hard it is to feel like you’re not trying, but believing in God’s plan and saying your prayers is so powerful. All the best!”

The eldest Kardashian sister and Barker, 48, welcomed their first baby together in November 2023.

Kardashian and Barker announced their pregnancy in June 2023. Kourtney Kardashian/Instagram They welcomed their son, Rocky, in November 2023. kourtneykardash/Instagram

They were quite open about their conception journey from the start, revealing during the premiere season of Hulu’s “The Kardashians” that they were trying to conceive.

The couple — who tied the knot in a Santa Barbara, Calif. courthouse in May 2022 — were also open about the unorthodox ways they tried to amplify their chances of getting pregnant.

During Season 1 of “The Kardashians” for instance, Kardashian said her fertility doctor suggested she drink the Blink-182 drummer’s semen four times per week.

By December 2022, she and Barker confirmed on the hit reality series that they had taken a break from IVF and later said they would try to conceive naturally.

The couple was open about their pregnancy journey from the start, revealing they were trying to conceive in 2022. Instagram/@kourtneykardash After several rounds of IVF, a cleanse that prohibited sex and more, they got pregnant naturally. Instagram/@kourtneykardash

They announced their pregnancy at a Los Angeles Blink-182 concert in June 2023.

After undergoing an “urgent fetal surgery” that saved Rocky’s life in September, Kardashian gave birth to a healthy baby boy. She went on to describe motherhood as “the most important job in the world.”

Rocky joined Kardashian’s three children she shares with her ex, Scott Disick: Mason, 14, Penelope, 11, and Reign, 9.

Barker, meanwhile, shares Landon, 20, and Alabama, 18, with ex-wife Shanna Moakler. He also raised and remains close with Moakler’s daughter, Atiana, 25, from a previous relationship.