For nearly one million working women who become pregnant each year, juggling stress in the workplace along with stress that comes with being pregnant can be a tall order. First among them is how to work and manage a healthy pregnancy at the same time.

While stress is a normal part of pregnancy, studies suggest that a high level of stress may pose risks to both mother and unborn baby including premature birth.

Pregnant women can handle stress by using relaxation techniques such as meditation. They should also be mindful to plan in advance such things as their work schedule. And, with the advice of a physician, exercise regularly. It's also important to eat well and get all of the necessary vitamins, especially folic acid. By far, the most important factor in having a healthy baby, experts say, is leading a healthy lifestyle.