Pullman Regional Hospital


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.

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

  • 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

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 July 2023. Please contact your obstetric provider for questions about their fees. 

$4,809 (Mom) + $1,805 (Baby) = $6,614

$8,910 (Mom) + $2,888 (Baby) = $11,798



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

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

"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
"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
"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