The Zohar reveals that Adam had nothing from this world, which is Malchut and judgment. A Tzadik, which is Yessod of Zeir Anpin, penetrated the female, Malchut to inject Light that came from Binah. This connection created the ‘body’ of Adam that had light higher than all supernal angels. When the body created, the Holy King, sent 22 letters to join with the Light of Binah and then Adam came out to the world.
When Adam came out, the sun and the moon concealed their light. The reason for that is that Adam was created by the supernal Sun, which is the aspect of Zeir Anpin and Malchut, which is the aspect of the moon. Because of the sin, Adam’s light was reduced, and he needed a different body of skin and flesh.
“וַיַּעַשׂ יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים לְאָדָם וּלְאִשְׁתּוֹ כָּתְנוֹת עוֹר וַיַּלְבִּשֵׁם”
“The YHVH God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.”
The garments were from the judgment of Malchut, the world of matter. That started the process of correction that requires us to remove these judgments from the ‘garments’ that we have on our souls and inherited from the soul of Adam after the sin.
The 22 Hebrew letters have 231 unique pairs (22 x 22 = 484 – 22 identical pairs like אא בב. We get 462 and divide by two because אב = בא etc. we get 231 unique pairs.
The numerical value of the word pregnancy הריון in Hebrew is 271 as the number of pregnancy days. That is 231 for the Hebrew letters from Binah and 40 for the number of days from the inception of the seed until the soul is activated in the body. As we know on the 41st day of pregnancy, the fetus starts to have a pulse that tells us that the baby began his life.
The numerical value of the word Mother אם is 41. It means that only after 41 days a pregnant woman can be called a mother.
During the process of forming a body for the soul from the ‘material’ of this world, the soul can see and connect to the secrets of Torah. The soul is told about its own Tikkun process and all that it needs to correct during this life time in this body.