I believe so. I had a VBAC with my DS and at my 40 week appointment my midwife stripped my membranes. He was born 5 days later. Didn't happen as quickly as I expected, but who knows if he would have been longer if she hadn't done so.
well, according to my midwife where I am at it wouldn't work for me. I am 40w5d pregnant and 3cm dilated and extremely thin with my cervix almost completely forward. More than likely it would just cause pain. She said with women with less progress with me it works better. I am also losing bits of my mucous plug.
I haven't done it- but would encourage you to avoid induction for health & safety reasons/to help you achieve your vbac. The more interventions the more risks, safest to avoid. Especially if unneeded. GL! :-)