The women of Genesis need babies, and they need babies bad. Barrenness plagues Sarah, Rachel, and Rebekah—and a matriarch without kids just ain't gonna fly. Fortunately for these ladies, God usually intervenes. You might remember that, more than once, God promises numerous offspring to Abraham and his descendants. And with all this barrenness, it just won't happen. So God steps in, once again taking care of another pesky human obstacle to the divine will.