Bloom Triplets Turn Four

October 31, 2014

Four years ago, teacher Angie Tran-Bloom delivered three healthy, identical girls. After Stevie, Lauren and Elise were delivered, her husband Steven watched in shock as Angie began to hemorrhage. She had a rare condition in which the placenta attached too tightly to her uterus. Angie lost more than 50 units of blood, the equivalent of nearly six adults.

Angie and Steven credit the high level of care they received at UCI Health — from the High-Risk Pregnancy Program, to the NICU and the on-site blood bank — with saving their young family. Today, the triplets are thriving, happy and healthy. On Nov. 17, they turn four years old.

"It's abundantly clear that if Angie wasn't at UC Irvine, I'd be raising three kids on my own," says Angie's husband, Steven Bloom. "Things definitely would have turned out differently."