Athletics: Dame Valerie Adams pregnant with second child

Dame Valerie Adams isn't done making babies - she's announced she's pregnant with her second child.

The shot put legend completed a comeback from having her first child - daughter Kimoana Josephine Adams-Price - when she won a silver medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April.

Kimoana was born almost exactly a year ago - on October 11, 2017 - and played a starring role on social media, when her mum told the world about her expected addition to the family. 

The baby girl was pictured on Instagram, holding a sign that read, "I'm going to be a sister".

Dame Valerie's post consisted of emojis for family and hearts, and had garnered thousands of likes within minutes.

Dame Valerie Adams
Dame Valerie Adams and daughter Kimoana. Photo credit: Photosport

Last month, Dame Valerie, 34, spoke candidly to The Project about how she and husband Gabriel Price had struggled to conceive.

"I think people underestimate just how hard fertility is," she told Kanoa Lloyd. "I guess some women take it for granted.

"Our wants were there, but nothing was happening."

After winning her Gold Coast silver medal, the eight-time world championa and twice Olympic gold medallist admitted being mother had changed her outlook on life and her career.

"I can't be selfish anymore, it's not just me," said Dame Valerie. "If anyone asked me if I was going to be competing with a child, not at all.

"I could never see myself coming back - but it's possible."