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Am I correct in saying that females are condemned to having babies and menstrual cycles because of Eve's sin? If I am, then why are female animals condemned to doing the same? They have nothing to do with Eve's sin, correct?
According to Genesis 3:16, Eve’s punishment is increased pain in childbirth. I am no expert on animal birth, but it appears that human birth is significantly more painful than that of other animals.
Having babies can not be part of her condemnation, because she was commanded, like the animals, to reproduce. The menstrual cycle is part of that requirement to reproduce, and does not appear to be part of Eve’s punishment.