It is recorded in the first book of the Bible, Genesis in chapter 3 verse 16, how our heavenly father memorably told Eve, "I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children." I've often contemplated how child bearing could not be painful given that a human mother has to push a baby the size of a medium watermelon out of an orifice smaller than a golf ball? Then today while perusing through an old ecology book I happened upon a picture of a mother Kangaroo giving birth. I thought to myself how lucky she would feel if she knew how human mothers have to give birth and just then it hit me: Eve must have originally been designed to give birth like a Kangaroo.
But the implications of that would be that Eve had to have a pouch. Where, would her pouch have been and do modern humans still have vestiges of this pouch? Men after all have nipples which we don't use and our embryos lose their tails as they develop in utero. So where is our vestigial pouch? At first I thought of looking for a faded darkly colored line just above the abdomen but after sharing this insight with my adult daughter she suggested that the belly button seems the most likely candidate. After all she reasoned "It did connect us to our mother's placenta." "Eureka!" I thought, "She has got a point there." You see the placenta is in fact a pouch that sustains a developing fetus throughout the whole development cycle.
Suppose Eve had not sinned and given birth to her first born vaginally, it is very possible that a premature embryo could have crawled out of her birth canal and up her pubic hair right into a tightly clenched umbilical opening where it would have attached itself to a teat to finish developing. This of course means that our nipples would have been considerably lower. It's either that or Eve was meant to lay eggs. Echidnas after all lay one egg which they develop in a pouch too. So there you have it: Eve might have been born with a kangaroo styled pouch.
UPDATE - 14 months ago
This essay is an exercise in creative thinking. It's only purpose is to possibly answer, "How is it that Eve before the fall was supposed to give birth? Any type of vaginal birth of a fully grown baby would hurt. Yet God told Eve that a painful child birth was a product of the fall and not the natural order. So would have a baby left her birth canal without causing pain?