Little Earthquakes introduces us to four women who meet at class for expectant mothers. Becky is a chef who has a loving relationship with her husband. Kelly is an overachieving event planner who had a poor childhood and has since become intent on giving her own child a better life.
Ayinde, a television reporter who is married to an athlete, has her life turned upside down because of her husband's act of indiscretion. Finally there is Lia, a mysterious character who hides a heartbreaking secret involving her own brief experience of motherhood while bonding with the new mothers.
Each of these women must struggle with the challenges of being new mums while at the same time balancing all of the other areas in their lives...