Nordic Mama

Erika Torkelson
Birth Doula | 
Placenta Encapsulation Services

About Erika

About Erika

I live in South Minneapolis near Lake Nokomis with my wonderfully supportive husband, Erik (yep, we have the same name!) and our three beautiful and exuberant boys, Leif, Loki, and Nils. 


I grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from South High School. I earned my BA from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. 


I've been working as a doula for over six years. Last year I went back to school and am currently completing my course work to become a paramedic. I will be done in May of 2018 and next fall I'll be starting at Augsburg University to work on a Masters in Social Work, with the ultimate goal of paring emergency medicine and social work to work in Humanitarian Aide and disaster relief. 


I have been encapsulating placentas for five years and have helped hundreds of families have a more comfortable and smooth transition in their postpartum time. While I've moved on from working as a birth doula, I still love supporting families in their birthing time, and offering placenta encapsulation is a wonderful fit for me to continue in this field I love while pursuing some other passions. 


I'm looking forward to hearing from you and supporting you on your birth journey!

Erika and her husband, Erik