Quoting luvmomyhood:" I'm 39.2 wks today and I had my membrane stripped/swept. I been 2cm dialated and she didn't tell me today ... [snip!] ... even feel my sac of water when she was sweeping me. Anyways I was wondering did sweeping of the membrane help u go into labor?"
Yes, that is a natural way to induce labor so to speak. Meaning this helps you to naturally go into labor so they don't actually have to use the hormone to induce you. With my first child I made it up to the day before my due date and went in for my last dr. appointment and they stripped my membranes and said if I didn't deliver her by that Monday (they stripped them on Friday) they would induce me with the hormone Monday morning at a scheduled time. I started contracting three hours after they stripped my membranes and delivered my daughter Sunday evening.