An aching pain or a dull heavy pressure in the small of the back or in the side, just under the short ribs, is often experienced during pregnancy, particularly between the fifth and the eighth month.

The pain in the back will generally be relieved by a few powders of Kali-carl., taken at intervals of twelve hours. Should other remedies be required, Bryonia, Rhus, Belladonna, Pulsatilla, or Nux may be selected, giving a dose every night, and changing it, if after the expiration of four or five doses no relief has been obtained.

For pain in the side, Aconite, Chamomilla, Pulsatilla, Bryonia, or Phosphor will produce relief, given as directed above.