They stripped mine on the 3rd, and a friend recommended to go home afterwards and use a breast pump on each breast for like 30min. Woke up at 2 the next morning in full labor, although I was 2 days past my due date.
With my second, I was 41 weeks exactly. The midwife stripped them, I sat an hour for a non-stress and had to contractions during that. One hour later I was it active labor. When she stripped them though I was already almost 4cm but no contractions.
I had it done with two or my kids... the second one.. I was contracting before I even left the hospital and he was delivered 5 hrs later... and then with my third... again started contracting immediately... then they stopped then I woke up and he was delivered a few hours later.
I had it done twice with my daughter. Once at 38 weeks and it didn't do anything. Then I had it done again the day before 40 weeks and my doctor went to town! Holy cow it hurt. But I did go into labor the next morning.