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My Story

My passion for ultrasound began in 2001 after losing twins halfway through my pregnancy. I had 2 toddlers at the time and slowly started going back to school. I graduated and passed my boards as a registered diagnostic medical sonographer in 2010. I have been blessed to work and have continued to work alongside exceptional perinatologists, radiologists, OBGYNs, ER physicians, and most recently, doulas and midwives! My 2 daughters have become doulas themselves and I have 3 adorable grandchildren!

Shannon Villanueva Ultrasound Technologist, RDMS

I have 14+ years of experience scanning patients in the hospital and outpatient settings. I have a special bond with my expecting patients as well as their families. I love it when I see a very nervous, scared, teary-eyed patient come in and I leave the room seeing them completely calm and smiling!

I explain to my patients what we are looking at, what I am doing, and why. I can answer most questions related to pregnancy. And the bonus is watching their faces light up as I show them their baby wiggling their toes, yawning, or drinking. Or showing my client the baby’s long eyelashes, hair, heart, or spine and SO much more!

It is all such a miracle! And I cannot wait to see you and your significant other bond with your baby. This is one of the most precious times in your life!

Ultrasound Services

Nolan and Lennon My wonderful grandbabies!

My Mission

As a mom, a stepmom, a grandma, and someone who has personally experienced multiple pregnancies as well as pregnancy loss, I have a huge heart and compassion for pregnant women and their families. I have a special connection with those women and families who have experienced a loss. My goal is that you feel at peace while bonding with your baby in a memorable way.

My Experience

My Experience.

I am an active registrant of ARDMS and I am compliant with continuing competency and yearly fee requirements. I practice safe practices and principles while scanning using the ALARA (As Low as Reasonably Achievable) standards for OB ultrasounds.

  • Orange Coast College: Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program August 2008 - May 2010
  • Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach InternFebruary 2009 - May 2010
  • ARDMS certified 2010 (OB/GYN)
  • Nuchal Translucency Certification2012
  • Lead Ultrasound Technologist Hoag Hospital Newport Beach2010 - present
  • Pacific Women’s Health (OB/GYN) Irvine and Newport Beach 2022 - present
  • Orange Coast College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Lab Instructor 2016 - 2018
  • OC Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Dr. James Kurtzman, M.D, FACOG 2012-2021
  • Birth Choice Volunteer Sonographer2010 - 2011
  • BLS Provider Current (American Heart Association)
  • Horizon Pregnancy Clinic Volunteer2024