It has forced us to look forward

Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish’s model wife Peta reveals she’s pregnant with their FIFTH child – after doctors thought she was going through early menoapuse at 35

  • Peta Todd, 35, has revealed that she is pregnant with her fifth child after thinking that she was going through early menopause
  • Former glamour model, who is married to Mark Cavendish, 37, has four children
  • The news has been joyful for the whole family after they were robbed last year 

Peta Todd, 35, has revealed that she is pregnant with her fifth child. 

The former glamour model who is married to Olympic cyclist Mark Cavendish, 37, believed that she was beginning with menopause and had prepared herself for bad news. 

She told The Sun that after several months of pissed period, doctors were investigating the possibility of her being in early menopause mid-thirties.  

However, in January 2022, the mum-of-four was told that she was pregnant with baby number five and almost through the first trimester. 

Peta Todd, 35, (pictured) has revealed that she is pregnant with her fifth child after thinking that she was going through early menopause

Peta has revealed that the new arrival is due at the end of summer and has been a joy for the whole family. 

Peta – who is already mum to Delilah, 10, Frey, six, and four-year-old Casper with husband Mark, and Finnbar, 16, from a previous relationship – says the scan brought on a wave of emotions. 

She said you cannot get over the wonder of hearing your child’s heartbeat for the first time, no matter how many babies you have. 

And all of those emotions mixed with the relief that she wasn’t going through menopause and the shock were overwhelming.   

The former glamour model (second from right) is married to Mark Cavendish, 37. (third from left) She is mum to Delilah, 10, (left) Frey, six, (middle) and four-year-old Casper (second left) with husband Mark, and Finnbar, 16, (right) from a previous relationship

The former glamour model added that she hadn’t any other tell-tale signs of pregnancy and had with her four other pregnancies had been very unwell. 

The news comes off the heels of the family home being raided by armed robbers before Christmas. 

Mark Cavendish reported that he and Peta were threatened and assaulted as their home in Ongar, Essex was raided in front of their young children. 

None of the family sustained serious injuries but the burglars made off with a Louis Vuitton suitcase and two high-value watches in the early hours on November 27.

Peta and Mark with a young Finnbar and baby Delilah.  The new baby is due at the end of summer and all the children are excited to meet them

The couple were set upon by four armed thugs in a planned raid at their house. 

Their children watched in terror as their parents were attacked and threatened and were left ‘incredibly shaken’ by the incident.

After several months of pissed period, doctors were investigating the possibility of Peta being in early menopause mid-thirties. However, in January 2022, the mum-of-four was told that she was pregnant with baby number five and almost through the first trimester 

The attack came just six days after Cavendish suffered two broken ribs and a collapsed lung in a horrific crash in Belgium.

Three men are due to stand trial later this year, having pleaded not guilty to the robbery. 

Peta revealed that when there’s trauma it’s not uncommon for your body to go into protective mode, to ensure that the pregnancy is safe, which is how she explains not having any early symptoms.  

Mark was training in Spain when Peta discovered that she was pregnant with baby number five. 

Peta pictured with Finnbar has described how she is currently supporting her children after the family home was raided by armed robbers in November 2021

She said that she doesn’t like to deliver big news whilst he is away and so waited four or five days to tell him the huge news. 

She said: ‘I’m never someone who’s going to make a cute announcement video – I’d be more likely to frisbee a positive test across the room, so I said: “I’m about to turn your world upside down,” and straight away he said: “You’re pregnant?” I said: “Yep”, and he said: “I’m never going to be able to retire, am I?!”‘ 

Peta, with Frey and Casper, describes how her and Mark and working together to navigate the aftermath, especially with the children in different age groups

Peta touched upon the robbery saying that it’s not something that they will completely get over, especially because the children were there. 

She is focusing on getting them the support they need and is aware that they are looking towards her and Mark to guide them through this. 

She said: ‘We’re getting support with the kids and we’ve all worked together on it. I’d been a strange one to navigate, especially with children in different age groups. 

‘They all have very different needs and that’s probably been the biggest challenge.’  

Mark was training in Spain when Peta discovered that she was pregnant with baby number five and so she waited four or five days before she could tell him the news 

Peta reveals that her surprise pregnancy has forced them to look forward and not back, treating it like a fresh start. 

The pregnancy has brought the family together and are excited to share their good news together.  

Cavendish suffered a collapsed lung and two broken ribs in his crash during the Ghent Six Day track event on November 21 2021

Cavendish suffered a collapsed lung and two broken ribs in his crash during the Ghent Six Day track event on November 21 2021.

The Manxman, who was racing in the Madison with Deceuninck Quick-Step team-mate Iljo Keisse, saw world champion Lasse Norman Hansen crash in front of him.

But he could not react in time, rode into the Dane’s bike and was sent flying.

He stood and waved to spectators, but was put on a stretcher and taken to Ghent University Hospital, where he spent a night in intensive care.

In a separate statement on Twitter, Cavendish wrote: ‘In the early hours of November 27, while recovering at our Essex family home shortly after leaving intensive care, four masked and armed men forced their way in to our home as we slept, threatened my wife and children and violently attacked me. At knifepoint, they proceeded to ransack our belongings.

‘Amongst what was taken were two watches of great sentiment and value. But far, far worse to be taken was the sense of security, safety, privacy and dignity that my young family and everybody else is entitled to in their own home.

‘The effect that this nightmare has had on my family is already heart-breakingly evident, so I beg anybody who may be able to help us with information to call 101, quoting reference 42/275184/21. Thank you.’

Peta said she and husband Mark Cavendish were sleeping when the burglars entered their home during the ‘nightmare’ incident.

She wrote on Twitter: ‘In the early hours of November 27, at our Essex family home where my husband Mark was recovering shortly after leaving intensive care, four masked and armed men forced their way into our home as we slept.

‘They threatened myself and our children and violently attacked Mark. At knifepoint, they proceeded to ransack our belongings.

‘Amongst what was taken were two watches of great sentiment and value. But far, far worse to be taken was the sense of security, safety, privacy and dignity that our young family and everybody else is entitled to in their own home.

‘The effect that this nightmare has had on our family is already heart-breakingly evident, so we beg anybody who may be able to help us with information to call 101, quoting reference 42/275184/21. Thank you.’

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