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6 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Ostomy Surgery

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist shares things she wishes someone told her before undergoing ostomy surgery.

Laura Cox, LPC
Sleeping with an Ostomy

Sleeping with an Ostomy Video

In this video Laura takes us through different positions for sleeping with an ostomy. She discusses pain reduction and many other helpful tips!

Laura Cox, LPC
Odor Management with an Ostomy

Odor Management with an Ostomy

Odor management with an ostomy seems to be a concern in the forefront of many people's minds. Here, Laura Cox, our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, shares tips.

Laura Cox, LPC
Dressing with an Ostomy

Dressing with an Ostomy

When I first got my ostomy, I thought I was destined to wearing baggy T-shirts, but I was wrong. Dressing with an ostomy can be easy with the right tricks!

Laura Cox, LPC
Showering with an Ostomy

Showering with an Ostomy | Ask Laura

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist answers a new ostomate's question about showering with an ostomy, giving tips for getting the pouch wet.

Laura Cox, LPC
Ostomy Tips

Everyday Ostomy Tips

Our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist has compiled some great articles about things we each do every day. Learn more about some of these everyday ostomy tips.

Aimee Sharp
Traveling with an Ostomy

Traveling with an Ostomy

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist talks about traveling with an ostomy. She gives helpful tips for packing & walks you through, step-by-step.

Laura Cox, LPC

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How can one limit ostomy output while sleeping?
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For her sleeping issue, I would have her hydrate and eat very well up until about two or three hours before she goes to bed.
 
Then, for that time before before bed I would suggest that she does not eat or drink anything..