By Alison Stewart, NBC News contributor
40 is not the new 30 when it comes to a woman's fertility.
This was the topic of discussion between me and a friend over a glass of wine. She confided in me the lengths she was going to with the hopes of getting pregnant. She suggested I pitch the story.
I think for those of us born after the Kennedy assassination but before Watergate the notion of a biological clock seemed somehow tinged with sexism. However the reality is your fertility declines dramatically as you get older. End of story.
So what to do? Curse out mother nature? Find a time machine. Not likely. The answer-get a financial plan. Educate yourself about your options. Seek out a reputable fertility clinic and hopefully you'll find as compassionate a doctor as Dr. Richard Scott from Reproductive Medicine Associates with whom I spoke for this story.