Iceland hospital sets baby boom record nine months after England Euro 2016 win

Iceland hospital sets record in maternity ward nine months after win over England at Euro 2016

A record was set at an Iceland maternity ward (Stock image)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A hospital in Iceland set a new record for births - almost exactly nine months to the day that the country beat England at Euro 2016.

The maternity ward at Landspitali University Hospital, Reykjavik, recorded a record number of births using epidural painkillers last weekend (March 25-26), according to The Telegraph.

The record was spotted by doctor Asgeir Petur Thorvaldsson, who tweeted about the startling news. 

On June 28 last year the Icelanders overcome all the odds to shock the world of football and dump England out of the European Championships with a 2-1 victory.

For Iceland, a country of just 300,000 people, it was the most famous victory in their history and sent them through to the quarter-finals of European football's premier tournament for the first time ever.

Thorvaldsson predicts that many football fans were celebrating with similar enthusiasm after the game in Nice. 

It is unclear whether the game had a similarly galvanising effect on couples on England - although we imagine it's unlikely.

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