2023 Training Schedule

Hands-On Ultrasound Training Courses for New and Current Nurse Sonographers, Located in Michigan

For the medical professional who is seeking to gain experience in ultrasound, has a desire to refresh existing skills, or a need to complete a competency evaluation, Unborn.Com is now offering your choice of 1-5 days of hands-on training that will always be available in Michigan, upon request with one month’s notice.  On-site training is also available.  Additional monthly webinars and zoom presentations to review specific subjects are available with yearly membership.

Winter/Spring Courses

  • Winter: January 16 – 20, 2023
  • Spring: March 13-17, 2023
  • (No Retreats)

Summer Course

  • Hands on training: June 5 – 9, 2023
  • Retreat to follow: June 9 – 11, 2023

Fall Course

  • Hands on training: September 11-15, 2023
  • Retreat to follow: September 15-17, 2023

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For training held in Michigan, course dates and locations are determined and updated regularly on unborn.com.  Please check back for updates when necessary.  For those interested in staying for the weekend, a retreat will be planned at Shari’s lake front home in Lake Port, MI.  More info to come.

About AAA Pregnancy Resource Center

“Providing ultrasound training for our local centers has always been a vision of AAA Pregnancy Resource Center. We are excited to open our doors for Shari and Tiffany to provide affordable, ongoing ultrasound training and support for their ultrasound students.  Shari has led the way in pioneering ultrasound in Michigan, and we are honored to sponsor her trainings here, so that we may all continue to love and support unborn babies and mothers.” ~ Peggy Roberts, Executive Director

As a new or experienced sonographer it is important to keep your skills updated and reviewed by a qualified RDMS. The art of scanning requires cultivation and time to be perfected AWHONN and SDMS require that one stays competent in their area of practice through continuing education.  Experienced students may choose between a 1 to 3 Day Refresher Course. This training courses is designed to improve image optimization, interpretation and scanning skills. For new nurse sonographers, a choice of a 3 to 5 day course is required. Additional scans may be needed and will be verified by an RDMS until competency is completed. Our staff can provide additional on-line support and review scanning techniques upon request. The didactic portion of the course consists of 9-12 hours of remote training which includes recorded on-line sessions, digital workbook, PowerPoint presentations, and instructional YouTube videos. This revised program will allow more time for students to learn the material and review recorded sessions at anytime for refreshing skills. The hands-on portion will focus on scanning techniques and will allow for more supervised scans. The staff and associates are licensed skilled sonographers, medical professionals and educators trained in the Pregnancy Center setting. The course is compliant with the AWHONN, AGOG, SDMS, AIUM guidelines and recommended by the National Pregnancy Organizations of Care Net and Heartbeat. 

Program Overview

• 24 – 40 hours of hands-on training and 9 -12 hours of online didactic instruction by skilled Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (RDMS’s).   • Training is structured to meet budget, time, and needs.   • Recorded on-line training and YouTube videos allow medical personal to learn material on their own schedule.  • Hands-on training available in Michigan for groups of 3-4 nurses with one month notice.  • Small class sizes ensure students receive plenty of scan time of approximately 7-8 models per student each day.  • Each student is given a competency exam and review at the conclusion of the training to assess the individual’s knowledge and scanning skills.  • Each student will receive a Certificate of Completion of the Course, upon the approval of the competency review.  • Additional on-line support and review of scans available.  • RDMS, Medical directors, volunteers and board members can attend any part of the training. • Monthly Webinars available for members.  More information to follow.

Program Topics

  • Review of Anatomy and Landmarks
  • Image Optimization & System Instrumentation
  • Transducer Orientation and Manipulation
  • Review of Trans-vaginal Techniques
  • 2nd Trimester Imaging Techniques
  • Identification of Known/Unknown Structures
  • Defining/Interpreting the Report and Images
  • What Determines Viability of a Pregnancy?
  • Clinical and Sonographic Signs and Appearance of Threatened Pregnancy Loss
  • Ectopic Pregnancy vs Early Gestation
  • Review Policies, Procedures, Protocols and Paper Work
  • Review Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Review Interesting Cases
  • Communicating as Nurses with Love and Compassion

Teaching Methods

    • Lectures with PowerPoint presentation that includes live ultrasound clips
    • You-tube videos
    • Online Recorded Didactic Training
    • Multiple “one on one” scanning sessions
    • Digital Teaching Material
    • Webinars available with yearly membership fee of $250
    • To become a member, register HERE



Shari Richard, RDMS: Founder of Sound Wave Images/Unborn.com in 1990
Tiffany Browning RDMS:  Partner of Unborn.com




Peggy Roberts: Executive Director at AAA Pregnancy Resource Center


Cost of Training

Online Didactic Course: $449 per person. Pay upon on-line registration.

Hands -On Training Courses: $350/day or at a discounted rate of $250/day, when purchased in conjunction with Unborn.com’s Online Didactic Course. 

Pay by Zelle to Shari Richard – srichard@unborn.com, or make a check payable to “unborn.com” and send to:
Shari Richard, 6542 Lakeshore Road, Lake Port, MI 48059.



Information for Michigan Trainings:

AAA Pregnancy Resource Center: 32080 Schoolcraft, Livonia, MI 48150.
Phone: (734) 425-8060

Spero Pregnancy Center: 1211 Griswold St, Port Huron, MI 48060.
Phone:  (810) 985-4673

Accommodations: We recommend staying at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites located just 1 mile away from AAA Pregnancy Resource Center. They are located at 27451 Schoolcraft, Livonia, MI 48150. Phone number: (734) 744-9888.  Breakfast buffet is available and there is a pool on-site.

Airport: Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is 30 minutes to the hotel and AAA Pregnancy Resource Centers. Transportation is not provided to and from the airport or hotel. We recommend Uber, Lyft, taxi or rental car.

Summer/Fall weekend Retreats After Completion of Course: All are welcome to come for relaxation and fellowship at Shari’s lake front home in Lake Port, MI.  Her home can sleep up to 6 guests, or you may wish to stay in a hotel or cabin through Airbnb or VBRO. There will be no charge to participate in the retreat, but donations will kindly be accepted. RSVP (248-496-2183).  For more information, CLICK HERE.

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 by Rickie Seaton

Shari did a wonderful job with the training! I felt very prepared by the didactic portion before I came in for the hands on section. Shari was intentional about making sure that I understood the "why" behind everything we did. I also really appreciated her follow up after the course to give me feedback on my scans!

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When asked what was your perception of the training, participants responded:

★★★★★ 5 stars
“Shari provided wonderful classes! She has a wealth of knowledge to share, and she does it in such a fun way! Her passion for ultrasound is contagious. Thank you Shari for everything!” 

★★★★★ 5 stars
“I cannot overstate how important and helpful this training has been to me. I can look forward to going back to my center and doing limited ultrasounds with proficiency. Shari is the best!” 

★★★★★ 5/5 stars
“Shari is very knowledgeable in ultrasound and has an effective way of training nurses to perform ultrasounds. Shari has such a wonderful heart and respect for the clients which we were able to see. I am so excited to take all that I have learned back to my home clinic” 

★★★★★ 5/5 stars
“Shari was a wonderful, Godly instructor who truly has a passion for women and their unborn children. She and her assistants were kind, caring, patient and informative, and it was evident that she wanted each one of us to be successful with the skills that we were obtaining. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to train with Shari and be a part of her program.”

★★★★★ 5/5 stars
“Shari is positive and supportive through both the didactic and hands on training. It is amazing how operator dependent ultrasound procedures are but she inspires the confidence necessary for learning the procedures that were new to me.”
★★★★★ 5/5 stars
“I thoroughly enjoyed my limited OB sonogram training in Las Vegas and zoom classes. Shari and Robin were patient, knowledgeable, and informative. They are passionate about the unborn and carries this ministry to its highest potential. Thank you, Shari and Robin!” 

“The eyewitness of ultrasound is the window to the heart and speaks the universal language to the soul.”

-Shari Richard, RDMS