Hi and Welcome to the hmsa,
. Here you will find us a friendly bunch of people. Congratulations on the birth of new baby also.
Have you thought about having a occupational therapists assessment at all for the home to see if there is anything they can provide to help with everyday management. There is info on home page of the site which gives hints and tips about some gadgets etc that help and a database for useful links. I am a bit lazy and forget to go there but its certainly worth a good look. i am suppossed to wear splints for ALL functional use with my hands to prevent ongoing injury and dislocation, but find them very restrictive and have problems with chafing and thin skin so it is a little problematical.
It may be also that your hormones are raging after the birth of baby and when these settle a little you may find your thumb does too. I know after the birth of both of mine (they are teenagers) I was really really bendy. I am not a fan of surgery and unless the surgeon really understands the condition it is something that really needs thinking about.
I am afraid I'm a little tired as it is late but I will try to think of any tips over the next few days. In the meantime..... try as much as possible to look at the way you approach tasks and see if you could change the way you do somethings. For example - silly things like taps - do you have tap turners or easy use ones fitted. Are you carrying stuff for the baby (let alone the baby!) which could be put on a trolley rather than carried, even washing etc.
I will pm Alison our lovely resident Occupational Therapist who also has hypermobility if she can answer your post with helpful ideas. In the meantime - take care and peeps
please this lady needs ideas