It is with great pleasure that we announce a partnership with Bernadette Lack Midwife and Operator/Owner of Core & Floor Restore. This partnership will see ACM members able to access 50% off the standard access rate for dedicated pelvic floor online training.  A perfect way to engage and learn in this time of enforced isolation in response to COVID-19.

Bernadette has been a member of the Australian College of Midwives for as long as she has been a midwife and in her time as a member has undertaken a number of amazing leadership roles such as being on the ACM Board of Directors which is where I first got to know her.  Many more of you will have met and worked with and alongside Bernadette as she has engaged with her midwifery community everywhere she has lived, bringing her passion to her clinical work as well as roles such as Committee member of the Victorian Branch or Vice President and then President of the NT Branch (before Unification).

Bernadette has been pivotal in the organisation of fundraising and education events for midwives across Victoria; aided the ACM to develop a strategic plan; worked on ACM position statements and the National Midwifery Guidelines for Consultation and Referral; guided NT midwives through the process of Unification; raising the profile and voice of midwives in the Northern Territory and more recently updating the ACM Antenatal Refresher Course content. 

Bernadette has brought all of her skills and experience together to create a suite of resources that can help women (and men) in your care as well as you, in your capacity as a midwife – targeting your role as an educator and information source as well as your own learning needs as an individual who also has a pelvic floor to look out for.

The Core & Floor Restore business came about after Bernadette’s own personal journey towards motherhood. You can read Bernadette’s story in the March 2020 issue of the Australian Midwifery News.  It really brings home the importance of listening to women and making sure they have all of the resources they need to address any diastasis recti and/or pelvic floor issues.  And as midwives it is a timely reminder of the importance of our own core and pelvic floor health. 

For now, you have an opportunity to engage in any of the four online programs Bernadette has developed:

  • Core and Floor Pregnancy
  • Core and Floor Restore
  • Core and Floor Strengthen
  • Core and Floor Men

ACM has specifically CPD Recognised the two courses targeted at midwives and women; Core and Floor Pregnancy or Core and Floor Restore and ACM members can access a whopping 50% discount by claiming their code from the ACM Member Benefits web page.  

If you would like more information about the courses or the work that Bernadette has been doing in this space you can email her at or head to               

Bernadette Lack, Midwife