n.1.Same as Barkentine.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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A woman arrived at the Barkantine Birth Centre in today's East End of London and barely made it into the lift before her baby started to arrive in the breech position.
At the Barkantine Centre - a home-fromhome birth centre - they still ride bicycles to reach women round the community, just like Jenny.
Cath Reeve-Jones says that on busy days the Barkantine - a service for pregnant women provided by Barts and The Royal London NHS Trust - can sometimes feel as stretched as Nonnatus House, the nursing convent in Call the Midwife.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the Barkantine Medical centre on the Isle of Dogs in east London, which brings together a GPs' surgery with maternity services, birthing suites, a children's centre, a mental health unit and a dental practice.
Before unveiling his plans, Gordon Brown visited the Barkantine Medical centre in east London, where he spoke to Lina Nodder with her 11 week old son, Nelson
She spent 30 minutes touring the site and talking to residents on the Barkantine Estate on the Isle of Dogs in London's East End.