Ion-nav-view containing cards doesn't transition properly


I have a <ion-nav-view> that I am loading content into. The content contains various cards. When the transition happens between content I only see a line slide around at the top of the content space. Then the card appears once the animation is finished. My guess is that the card’s content is empty until the animation completes then it gets filled with the content.

Any idea what I’ve done wrong here or what code would be helpful to diagnose it? If it matters I am also using a side menu.