One of life’s most precious moments is regularly being captured inside a private scan studio at Chisholm in the Lower Hunter.
It is here that Whitney Hannah-Owen provides clients with treasured images, beautiful bonding experiences and gender determinations prior to their bub entering Earth side.
The Canadian-trained diagnostic medical sonographer started her business, Newcrest Baby Imaging, after arriving in Australia in 2013.
Newcrest Baby Imaging is an elective, non-diagnostic, private ultrasound service aimed at offering a boutique experience for expectant mums, siblings, and partners.
Each scan provides a bonding opportunity, during which babies’ features are shown in detail through the most progressive 3D and 4D ultrasound technology.
“These scans are not meant to replace regularly required medical scans,” Whitney said.
“Rather, they are meant to compliment the regular scans in a relaxed non-clinical environment where lots of time is spent to bond with baby.”
Dubbed the ‘Baby Whisperer’, Whitney has since gained a large following since opening her business, with clients travelling from as faraway as Muswellbrook, Morisset and Forster.
There are multiple techniques and angles used to capture the images she achieves and, if the baby chooses to be difficult, Whitney always seems to have a way to obtain the best results.
Newcrest Baby Imaging provides a variety of appointment times to cater for siblings or partners who often struggle to attend the diagnostic scans due to work commitments.
Scan times are an hour long to provide a minimum of 30 minutes touring the bub and capturing as many images as possible.
One Google review reads: “I have seen Whitney three times so far – for my 15-week reveal, 24 weeks, and also 30 weeks.
“She has been absolutely amazing with getting awesome images of my little man.
“Being such a highly anxious person, it has been such an amazing experience for me to just have those extra scans in between to see him and feel that extra bit of connection with my baby boy.”
Another says: “[I’d] definitely recommend Whitney with your imaging experience during your pregnancy. She got a lot of amazing images.
“She was so lovely and made the experience very comfortable. Would highly recommend.”
Book an appointment for a joyful, relaxed and rewarding experience.