Tahnee Thomson Hello Baby 3D, Mountain Creek Getting to see your unborn child for the very first time and hearing the fast ‘thump’ of their heartbeat is an incredible experience for soon-to-be parents – one that has only been made more amazing by the advancement of ultrasound technology. Pregnancy ultrasound now provides expectant parents the chance to vividly see their little bundle of joy inside the womb, from facial expressions to actions, adding to the magic of pregnancy. It was for this reason Tahnee Thomson decided to become a pregnancy ultrasound technician. “I have always wanted to work in a job that I was passionate about. Introducing expectant parents to their unborn child is definitely a job I’m excited about getting out of bed for! And that’s what I do – I give parents the chance to meet their baby for the very first time,” says Tahnee. Tahnee started running Hello Baby 3D from her home in June 2015 with the premise of providing a more relaxed and friendly environment for families, and hasn’t looked back since. “What I do is very different to the routine diagnostic pregnancy scans conducted at 12 and 20 weeks. We take the time to get the most amazing photos and video of your little one,” says Tahnee. “My favourite thing is doing gender reveals – I do them at 15 weeks and it’s a really fun scan. The parents can bring their family and friends along for it and watching everyone’s reactions is fantastic.” While Tahnee is still learning what it takes to run a small business, she goes above and beyond for her customers, offering appointments after hours and on Saturdays to allow the whole family to come. She also provides a comfortable atmosphere, far removed from a typical ultrasound. And while Hello Baby 3D’s ultrasounds are non-diagnostic, they have become one of the most popular 3D and 4D ultrasound services on the Sunshine Coast.