Tia Mowry tells People Magazine:

“I know that there are people out there who say that there is nothing sexy about being pregnant,” says Tia Mowry. “Then there are some people who embrace the sexuality.”  “I feel empowered; I feel sexy,” says Mowry

Tia is expecting a baby boy on July 3.

Inspired to pose for the photo by her mother – who regrets not having taken such a shot herself – the actress admits that she’s a little “obsessed” with her glammed-up pregnancy pic.

Tia admits that sleeping is not easy…

“I have sciatica so I’ve gotten those pregnancy pillows,” says Mowry. “That doesn’t seem to be working for me.”

Add some jitters to the mix:

“They say that the baby should kick 10 times every two hours,” says the nervous mom-to-be. “I’m obsessed with counting how many times the baby’s kicking. So around one o’clock in the morning I’m counting in my head, not sleeping!”

Her pregnancy will be televised when the Mowry twins return to T.V. later this summer on the 2nd season of their reality show, ‘Tia & Tamera Take 2′, coming back on the Style Network.