Pullman Regional Hospital

BIRTHPLACE

Voted one of America's Best Hospitals in Obstetrics

BirthPlace Classes

We have you covered with affordable classes to help you and your family get ready for baby.

New Arrivals

We help bring over 400 babies a year into this world. Thank you for sharing your miracles with us.

Virtual Tour

Watch our online tour of the BirthPlace to get a feel for what your birthing experience will be like.

About BirthPlace

Welcome to the Pullman Regional Hospital BirthPlace! Our goal is to make your birthing experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible. It is important that you feel informed and supported in all of your birthing decisions, and that you know you can count on us for follow up care long after you are discharged. We will always be here to answer your questions and provide you with accurate, reliable information.

When you begin your new family at our BirthPlace, you become a part of our family too.

COVID-19 Updates:

With the presence of the current pandemic you may be experiencing a new level of concern as you get closer to delivery. Be assured that Pullman Regional Hospital is committed to maintaining the safest birthing experience possible.  Many of the things that set us apart remain unchanged, but in an effort to protect our families from exposure to COVID-19 we have implemented several precautions.

Masks are required to be worn anytime a patient or support person is outside their assigned room or when a health care worker is in the room.

BirthPlace COVID-19 Visitation Policy:

  • Visitors will be screened prior to admittance to the hospital and must be without symptoms of cough, fever, body aches, or respiratory symptoms. Wearing a mask is still a requirement.
  • Visitors for noninfectious BirthPlace patients: 
    • The primary support person:
      •  Can stay 24/7.
      • Meals provided for primary support person only.
    • Back up support person/visitor:
      • Can stay outside of visiting hours until the patient delivers and is recovered.
      • After recovery, regular postpartum visitation rules apply.
    • Postpartum 
      • Two additional visitors are allowed
      • Each sibling of the newborn is allowed a single visit after delivery (one at a time).
  • A patient that is symptomatic, under investigation or Covid positive is allowed one visitor for the entire stay (who must remain in the room at all times).

Our Birthing Suites

Our goal is to keep mom, baby and guests as comfortable as possible during this exciting time. Your birthing suite will do just that. All of our suites are equipped with whirlpool tubs and showers for use before and after your baby is born, along with baby bathing sinks so your family can participate in baby's first bath. Rooms also have microwaves and refrigerators, TV's, a table and chairs, a desk, free WiFi, and a comfortable couch that makes into a bed for your partner. For a more home-like feeling, all of our emergency equipment is hidden behind closed doors.

Extra Touches

  • Family-centered recovery for planned C-sections
  • Overhead chimes announcing the birth of your baby throughout the hospital
  • A complimentary Halo sleep sack to take home
  • Board Certified Lactation Consultants and specially-trained nurses to help you achieve breastfeeding goals
  • We offer pasteurized donor milk as an option for breastfeeding supplementation
  • Family suites designed for you and your family with a pull-out bed for a guest
  • Handmade baby hats knitted and donated by hospital Auxiliary members and volunteers
  • Footprints for the baby’s book and a beaded baby name bracelet
  • Baby’s picture on the website, with emailing options for family and friends
  • After a safe delivery, we invite you to indulge in a complimentary gourmet celebratory meal

While the cafeteria is closed to the public, BirthPlace will supply a total of 1 food tray 3 times a day for the patient and each support person. Some snack food is available in BirthPlace, but patients and their support people are encouraged to bring additional snack foods. There is a small refrigerator in each room to store the food items that require refrigeration. Having food delivered by an outside restaurant is also an option.

Pregnancy & Ready for Baby Planning

Important Information and Resources

 

Financial Planning

Here’s a breakdown of the typical cost of having your baby. Please note these estimates do not include charges for labor induction or complications. Obstetrical estimates are effective January 2022. Please contact your obstetric provider for questions about their fees. 

$4,354 (Mom) + $1,639 (Baby) = $5,993

$7,456 (Mom) + $2,397 (Baby) = $9,853

$16,845

$268.35

Some insurance plans cover part or all of the charges of a circumcision and others do not pay anything for circumcisions. In that case, you would be responsible for the hospital charge and whatever your baby's doctor charges to perform the procedure. Be sure to contact your insurance company prior to giving birth to be sure.

 

Sleep, Exercise, & Nutrition During Pregnancy

As your pregnancy progresses, you may find it more difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. Here are some ways to get better sleep during your pregnancy, and don't forget to read 5 Tips to Catch More Zzz's During Pregnancy.

  • Relax and unwind before bed
  • Stay hydrated during the day
  • Put your phone away 
  • Get plenty of exercise during the day
  • Establish a consistent evening routine

The first trimester of your pregnancy is a good time to start an exercise plan if you don't already have one. Exercising regularly helps reduce your risk of problems that may arise later in pregnancy, along with additional benefits like boosting your mood, improving sleep, and gaining strength to combat back pain during labor and delivery. Check out some easy, low-cost exercise options you can do at home.

There are certain foods you should avoid during pregnancy, foods you should try to consume for often, and often times foods you don't normally enjoy that you suddenly crave. It is important to eat a well-balanced diet with a variety of foods from all five food groups, including fruit, vegetables, protein, grains, and dairy, as these foods provide key nutrients of concern for expecting mothers. Here are three easy healthy recipes that are safe for pregnancy.

Additionally, you will need to avoid certain foods that are more susceptible to food-borne illnesses when you become pregnant, including certain seafood, raw eggs, soft cheeses, raw meat, and deli meats. More information on this can be found in this blog post about things to avoid when pregnant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! You may watch our online tour here, or schedule an in-person tour by calling (509) 336-7401.

We generally encourage moms to come to the hospital when they're having painful contractions every five minutes, each lasting about 60 seconds. If you're able to easily ignore your contractions and you can walk and talk normally throughout them, it's probably not time to come yet. There are some exceptions, though. If you are group B strep positive, you need to talk to your doctor about when he or she wants you to come to the hospital.

We also want you to come in immediately if:

  • Contractions start but you’re planning on having a C-Section
  • Your water breaks
  • You have bright red vaginal bleeding (as opposed to mucousy pink or brown vaginal discharge or “show”)
  • You were more than 3 centimeters dilated at your last doctor visit and are having contractions
  • You have a history or having very fast labors
  • Your baby isn’t moving as much as usual

When you arrive at BirthPlace, we provide everything you and your baby need until it’s time to go home. All you really need to bring are a going home outfit for you and your baby, along with a car seat and blanket to cover baby with. We encourage you to bring any items that will make your stay more comfortable and add to the cozy, home-like atmosphere of your desire. For more information on what to pack in your hospital bag, read 5 Items Every New Parent Should Pack in your Hospital Bag.

Patients can order their meals from the Red Sage Café, as well as one primary support person (3 meals per day) at no additional charge.  You are welcome to bring food with you or have friends bring food to you. You're also welcome to order food from outside the hospital to be delivered to your room

*For visiting information during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, please see the BirthPlace COVID-19 Visitation Policy. 

We have an open policy on visitors in your room. Who you wish to visit and when is up to you and your partner. Our only restriction is that due to space limitations we ask that you have no more than five visitors present in the room at the time of birth. If you choose to limit visitors at any time during your stay, however, we will be glad to support you.

The exception to our open visitor policy concerns babies in the nursery. To allow us to provide the best quality care for our tiniest patients, only parents of a child staying in the nursery will be allowed entrance. To protect your baby's privacy, as well as that of all our patients, the nursery blinds will be closed and your visitors will be asked to remain in the day room or your room rather than entering the nurses' station to watch through the nursery windows.

You are welcome to record your hospital stay via photos, video, or audio recordings whenever there is not a medical procedure or care occurring. To avoid interruptions and to allow everyone's focus to be on the patient, we will request you to turn off cameras and recording equipment during your baby's birth. To share your announcement with your family and friends, we will take a photo of your baby and also one of your family if you choose and post it on our hospital website and provide a link for your friends and family to see.

Yes! At the BirthPlace, we strive to help families achieve their breastfeeding goals. Our lactation consultants are available to help get breastfeeding off to a great start and support your needs after discharge. If you are experiencing any difficulties breastfeeding, you can schedule a lactation appointment by calling (509) 336-7401. Click here to learn more about breastfeeding.

Contact the BirthPlace

For general questions and access to a 24/7 registered nurse: (509) 336-7401

 

BirthPlace Testimonials

"It's worth the drive for us from Lewiston. The facility is so nice and we like that labor, delivery, and recovery all happen in one room."
Brittany Babino
Lewiston

"Everyone I met was so friendly and caring. The pharmacist and anesthesiologist came in to check on me and the nurse helped me go through all my paperwork before I was discharged, which was really helpful. I felt very cared for."

Erin Jessup
Pullman
"No ball ever got dropped. They are all so wonderful and helpful. Having a new baby is not the easiest thing, but with the BirthPlace, it doesn't have to be harder."
Kimberly Lackey
Pullman
"The staff and anesthesiologists took the time to explain everything to us. We were really well prepared and everyone was so nice, from the kitchen staff to housekeeping. They helped make us so comfortable and our nurses are just exceptional!"
Carey Bandaranayaka
Pullman