Meet Our Team
Midwifery allows me to fulfill my passion for improving access to care and embracing cultural diversity. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, renovating my house, and amateur knitting. I look forward to sharing your incredible journey with you!
In her spare time, Abigail creates enamel jewelry (@firedoorstudio) and the cartoon Cranky Owls (@crankyowls) and loves dragging her children to Halton Conservation Areas.
Lynn Hendrick is a registered midwife, who graduated from McMaster University in 2013.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and Promotion (1988) from Dalhousie University Lynn and her family moved to Singapore where she gave birth to her third son. Returning to Canada a few years later their family grew again with the arrival of their daughter.
Prior to pursuing midwifery, Lynn worked for the Ontario Lung Association, the Multiple Sclerosis Society and UNICEF in health education and promotion. As part of Lynn’s Midwifery training, she spent a month in Ghana, Africa working as a midwife in a community hospital.
Lynn’s education, work and international experience have had an important impact on her desire to contribute to women’s health in her community.
She live’s by the word’s shared with her by her father, “If you love what you do, you will never work another day of your life”!!
Molly Hockin is a midwife, holistic health supporter, and community advocate. She completed her midwifery education in the United States, graduating in 2015, and completed the International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program (IMPP) at Ryerson University in 2017. She is passionate about informed choice, health equity, and community supports for pregnant people and their families. She has lived and worked in the United States, Mali, Guinea, as well as in Toronto and Cambridge, ON. Molly also works for National Midwifery Institute in the United States.
Molly has a special affinity for homebirth and working with clients through difficult pregnancy experiences including pregnancy loss.
In her free time, Molly likes to hike with her family and her dog and work on way too many projects on her computer.
Hi, I am Faiza Abdullah
I am grateful for this opportunity to join Hawthorne Midwives as a newly registered midwife to provide support and care to pregnant women as well as their families.
Midwifery is a passion I hold due to the profound impact it leaves in my feeling and thinking. It has shaped me as a person and enhanced my life individually as well as professionally. Having the opportunity to be a part of families through such an important season of their lives is a privilege.
Recently I finished the International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program (IMPP) at Ryerson University as well as my Clerkship in East Mississauga Midwives clinic.
I was born and raised in Syria. I graduated from Damascus University in 2006 with a Medical Degree and in the same year, I started my residency in OB/GYN department for five years. I worked in the Syrian health ministry as an OB/GYN until I left my country as a refugee to Jordan in 2013. In Jordan, I worked in Al Farouk medical center to provide care to pregnant women. As well, I volunteered in Jordan Relief Organization to support refugee women till I moved to Canada in 2016.
When I’m not attending clients, I love spending time with my family, cooking, playing and reading.
Mitra Razi is a registered midwife and completed her midwifery education in Iran, graduating in 1993. After participating in the Prior Learning Experience and Assessment Program (PLEA) she became a registered midwife with “College of Midwives of Ontario” in 1999. Witnessing her sister giving birth at home, awakened Mitra’s interest in women’s health and a desire to help others learn about choices and alternatives in childbirth. In the past twenty years, Mitra has been honoured to support many women in GTA to achieve their pregnancy and birth choices by providing midwifery care in its fullest scope, where choices for women and the care they receive are optimal. As an adjunct professor at Ryerson University Mitra has taught many midwifery students and received “Excellence in Clinical Teaching” award in 2018.
Mitra also has received her Yellow Belt LEAN certification in 2017 which reinforced her knowledge about quality of care in health care services. When not catching babies, Mitra enjoys travel and outdoor pursuits.
In her spare time Uzma loves to do artwork like painting on canvases, making wall décor, designing personalized gifts and everyday use items. She loves spending time with her children.