Dame Valerie Adams has given birth to her second child weeks before the due date.

The Herald understands the Kiwi shot put champion was rushed to Auckland Hospital at the weekend before giving birth to a baby boy, Kepaleli.

Kepaleli was doing well, but the Herald understands Adams required further treatment following the birth due to some minor complications.

Adams’ manager Nick Cowan would not comment on the treatment Adams received, but offered a statement on behalf of her and husband Gabriel Price.

“It’s been a long week for Dame Valerie and Gabriel,” Cowan said. “They thank everyone for their love and support this week and the Auckland Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for all their hard work and amazing care.
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