Audrey Stout, RN, RDMS, Vice President for Medical Services with NIFLA, has been involved in pregnancy centers since 1987. While serving with pregnancy centers in Georgia and Oregon, her responsibilities included the development of curriculum for post-abortive women, peer advocacy, speaking on life issues in schools and churches, board member, Nurse Manager, and facilitating their conversion to medical clinics. Cobb Pregnancy Services in Marietta, Georgia, where Audrey served on the Board of Directors, was among the earliest pregnancy centers to convert to a medical clinic and offer sonograms. She was a sonographer in OB/GYN clinics with experience in high-risk sonography.
As an instructor for NIFLA‘s Institute in Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound team since 2000, she challenges those who scan to continually pursue excellence in knowledge, skills, and service. Audrey has been involved with the development and updating of NIFLA publications, including the course manual, Policy and Procedure manual, and writes NIFLA’s monthly Clinic Tips.
Audrey has a passion for utilizing ultrasound as a life-affirming tool in pregnancy medical clinics where women are introduced to their unborn babies. While providing critical information for pregnancy decisions, Audrey has traveled to more than 100 pregnancy centers. She has taught, trained, and assessed skills of medical professionals in OB sonography across the US and in Ukraine. In 2011, Audrey co-founded SoundView Imaging Partners, a group of OB/GYN sonographers providing hands-on training, skills assessments, and continuing education webinars for pregnancy centers. She worked as a consultant with Focus on the Family’s Option Ultrasound Program, and IMPACT Association, and has presented numerous workshops on OB sonography, medical personnel, and medical services at NIFLA, Care Net and Heartbeat’s national conferences.
Audrey has both lobbied and presented professional testimony to legislative committees in both Georgia and Oregon regarding the value of ultrasound for pregnant women and the work of pregnancy centers.