So far this year 58 pairs of twins were born at Landspítali National University Hospital in Reykjavík. From January to November in 2013, 49 twins were born at the hospital, so the increase measures 18.4 percent between years.
“We didn’t take special notice of the birth of twins being more common than usual in October but that’s what the statistics show,” head midwife at Landspítali’s delivery ward Anna Sigríður Vernharðsdóttir told Morgunblaðið. Last month eight pairs of twins were born at the hospital.
No triplets have been born in Iceland this year but there was one such delivery last year.