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 eight years. I am now also a full time paramedic here in the twin cities, hence my limited doula availability. 


I have been encapsulating placentas for seven years and have helped hundreds of families have a more comfortable and smooth transition in their postpartum time. While I've (mostly) 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